Linking data from routinely collected health information systems registries will allow for efficient monitoring of care quality and patient outcomes and resource utilisation. As stroke patients experience many interactions across many different healthcare facilities this approach will be particularly valuable.

Using existing registries such as in acute and rehabilitation we will be able to capture the long term effects of stroke. This will create important infrastructure for our researchers to monitor implementation and knowledge transfer strategies and to provide important baseline information on current practice.

These combined data sets will mean that researchers can interrogate data without new data being collected. This research will be able to show the associations between the type and quality of care received with longer-term outcomes.

Novel research questions can be explored in these data sets creating scope for using existing health data to advance healthcare.

This research stream is led by Dominique Cadilhac and Geoff Donnan.