Current Projects

Stroke123

A collaborative, national effort to monitor, promote and improve the quality of stroke care in hospitals and patient outcomes.

Evaluates a methodology to improve the monitoring and use of data for stroke, as well as an intervention to address evidence-practice gaps for essential interventions known to have a direct association with patient outcomes. The findings will provide a platform for national roll-out of appropriate and enhanced data collection solutions linked to an effective model for improving clinical care and outcomes of stroke.

Includes 15,482 cases from NSW, QLD, VIC and WA during 2009-2013 period. Data access from Monash.

Datasets included in the linkage:

  • AuSCR
  • National Death Registry (mortality)
  • Admissions
  • Emergency

Chief Investigator:

 

GP stroke

Identifying gaps and inequalities in access to GP coordinated care for survivors of stroke

This project examines the care of stroke survivors under Medicare-funded programs and other models of General Practitioner coordinated care to identify inequalities in availability and accessibility of care.

Includes 25,000 cases from NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA during 2010-2015 period. Data access from Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE).

Datasets included in the linkage:

  • AuSCR
  • PBS
  • MBS

Chief Investigators:

 

Precise

Evaluation of enhanced models of primary care in the management of stroke and other chronic disease

This study will examine the effect of primary healthcare models on rates of hospitalisations and emergency department presentations among stroke patients and determine the cost effectiveness of primary healthcare models. Study findings will inform improvements to existing primary healthcare models, enhancing quality of life for stroke survivors.

Includes 25,000 cases from QLD and VIC during 2012-2016 period. Data access from Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE).

  • Datasets included in the linkage:
    • AuSCR
    • National Death Index (Mortality)
    • Admissions
    • Emergency
    • PBS/MBS
  • Chief Investigator:

 

Australasian Rehabilitation Outcomes Centre (AROC)

AROC and AuSCR data linkage

Information will be provided on rehabilitation outcomes, length of stay and speed of recovery for stroke patients captured on AUSCR who were admitted to inpatient rehabilitation. We expect to produce data on the differences in rehabilitation outcomes depending on age, sex and quality indicators of acute stroke care.
This project will explore the complexity of linkage these 2 data sets and will compare outcomes those undertaking rehabilitation in networked rehabilitation facilities (on site or in related facility) as compared to non-networked (off site) facilities. It will also compare rehabilitation outcomes of those with longer verses shorted acute length of stays.
This project will determine the differences in rehabilitation outcomes.

Includes 18,000 cases from NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS and WA during 2014-2017 period. Data access from Monash

  • Datasets included in the linkage
    • AuSCR
    • AROC
  • Chief Investigator:

 

Ambulance

Understanding factors that influence pre-hospital and hospital patient care to improve access to high quality acute stroke care

Aims:

  • Determine whether patients are being managed appropriately under a new ambulance clinical response policy implemented in October 2016 within Victoria;
  • Determine adherence to the national acute stroke care standards related to the pre-hospital and acute hospital phases of care;
  • Identify factors (patient, clinical and system) that may explain variances in acute management and subsequent differences in 90-180 day outcomes for patients who do and do not receive acute care according to the national standards.

Includes 11,000 cases from VIC during 2013-2017 period. Data access from Monash.

  • Datasets included in the linkage
    • AuSCR
    • Ambulance
    • Admissions
    • Emergency

 

 

Standfirm

Shared Team Approach between Nurses and Doctors for Improved Risk Factor Management for stroke patients (STAND-FIRM) – A Randomised Controlled Trial

This project is aimed at assessing whether risk factor management after stroke can be successfully improved. A simple approach is used that maximises participation of General Practitioners, and utilises blinded outcome assessment and intention-to-treat analysis. The intervention has the potential to improve risk factor management and outcome in stroke as well as many other chronic diseases.

  • Datasets included in the linkage
    • AuSCR
    • National death Index
    • MBS
    • PBS
  • Years
  • States included
  • 570 cases
  • Chief Investigator and contact details
  • Data access from

 

Vic data linkage

  • Overview of the project
  • Datasets included in the linkage
  • Years
  • States included
  • Number of cases
  • Chief Investigator and contact details
  • Data access