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National Inpatient Experience Survey

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National results - Published May 2022

The 2021 National Inpatient Experience Survey was unique as it took place during a time of unprecedented disruption and restrictions on the provision of healthcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cyberattack on the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) IT systems. The majority of patients (83%) rated their overall experience of hospital care as good or very good.

Respondents

40
Number of hospitals
10,743
Number of respondents
42%
Participation rate

Overall Experience

Very good
Good
Fair to poor
2021
Very good
54%
Good
29%
Fair to poor
17%

Stages of Care

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Stages of Care

Admission to hospital

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Care on the ward

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Examinations, diagnosis and treatment

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Discharge or transfer

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Care during the pandemic

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