Lead: A\Professor Susan Hillier
A new ‘Hub and Spoke’ model of care was previously rolled-out at the RAH as part of the Transforming Health initiative to address inequities in the quality and timeliness of stroke services in South Australia. By tracking and linking the patient outcome data with processes of care for people receiving stroke services via this model, this project provided evidence that this model is improving patient care. Specifically, this project showed that more people are accessing these quality stroke interventions and are getting there faster after a stroke. The health of patients coming through this model is also modestly improved. Work is continuing to evaluate the model in rural and remote South Australia and to assess its cost-effectiveness.
Further MRFF funding will see this project extended into 2019/ 2020.