Journal article

Readmissions after stroke: linked data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry and hospital databases

Monique F Kilkenny, Helen M Dewey, Vijaya Sundararajan, Nadine E Andrew, Natasha Lannin, Craig S Anderson, Geoffrey A Donnan, Dominique A Cadilhac

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of linking a national clinical stroke registry with hospital admissions and emergency department data; and to determine factors associated with hospital readmission after stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA) in Australia. DESIGN AND SETTING: Data from the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) at a single Victorian hospital were linked to coded, routinely collected hospital datasets for admissions (Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset) and emergency presentations (Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset) in Victoria from 15 June 2009 to 31 December 2010, using stepwise deterministic data linkage techniques. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Association of pat..

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Grants

Awarded by National Heart Foundation


Awarded by NHMRC Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge Austin Health for the use of AuSCR data for the pilot project and the Victorian Department of Health for the data linkage of AuSCR to admissions and emergency datasets. Dominique Cadilhac holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Fellowship co-funded by the National Heart Foundation (1063761), and Craig Anderson holds an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship. Nadine Andrew has an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (1072053). The AuSCR is supported by funds from the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the National Stroke Foundation, consumer donations, industry and allocations from the NHMRC Stroke123 Partnership grant.