The Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) is a nationwide register that collects information about what happens to people who have had a stroke or a ‘mini-stroke’ (transient ischaemic attack or TIA). The information collected is about your care and treatment while you were in hospital and 3 months after your stroke.
Stroke affects more than 50,000 people in Australia every year. The effect of stroke has a flow-on impact on the lives of not only the patient but also family members. The aim of collecting information on care and treatment is to improve the quality of stroke care in hospitals in Australia. In order to achieve this we need to collect information on as many people as possible who are willing to participate.
Participation does not require you to do anything. The information is obtained directly from your medical records and will be entered into the web-based database by the hospital staff.
This will not impact your treatment and involves no risks to your health. All personal information is kept strictly confidential with access only to authorised personnel. The Register also has Ethics Committee approval in each of the participating hospitals.