10:51pm Friday 22 September 2017

Latest figures for quality of stroke care in hospitals published

The Stroke Improvement National Audit Programme (SINAP) is a continuous national stroke audit which looks in detail at the first 72 hours of care. Hospitals taking part have supplied information on aspects of patient care, including:

  • how many patients had a brain scan within one hour (nationally, 32 per cent compared to 30 per cent in the previous quarter)
  • how many patients had a brain scan within 24 hours (nationally, 86 per cent compared to 85 per cent in the previous quarter
  • how many patients saw a stroke consultant within 24 hours (nationally, 82 per cent compared to 79 per cent in the previous quarter) 
  • whether or not the patient is admitted directly to a stroke unit, and whether or not they reached the unit within four hours (nationally, 61 per cent compared to 55 per cent in the previous quarter)
  • whether or not the patient received thrombolysis (clot busting drug) when they were potentially eligible for it (nationally, 54 per cent compared to 52 per cent in the previous quarter) 
  • Whether or not the prognosis/diagnosis was discussed with a relative/carer within 72 hours where applicable (nationally, 86 per cent compared to 86 per cent in the previous quarter) 
  • whether or not the patient had a continence plan drawn up within 72 hours where applicable (nationally, 68 per cent compared to 60 per cent in the previous quarter) 
  • whether the patient was seen by nurse and one therapist within 24 hours and all relevant therapists within 72 hours (nationally, 57 per cent compared to 53 per cent in the previous quarter)
  • and other standards, which are included in the full results spreadsheet.

The audit is continuous until 31 March 2012, with hospitals submitting data on patients as they are admitted and treated.

Individual hospital results are available on the College website from today and this includes details of hospitals which are eligible to participate in the audit but did not submit sufficient (or any) data.

Notes to editor

 

For further information please contact Senior Media Officer Richard Mountford on 020 7566 1534 or email richard.mountford@stroke.org.uk


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