The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a multifaceted quality improvement intervention can improve the adherent rate of individual and composite of evidence-based performance measures for patients with acute ischemic stroke within the first 7 days of symptom onset and reduce the incidence of a new clinical vascular event, disability, and all-cause mortality at discharge and long term clinical outcome.
patients with acute ischemic stroke who were admitted to the hospital within 7 days after the initial symptom onset.
There are multifaceted quality improvement interventions including:
1. Evidence-based clinical pathway
2. Standard operating procedures (SOP) of performance indicators
3. A quality coordinator
4. Monitoring and feedback system of performance measures
Primary outcome:increase of adherence of evidence based treatment in clinical practice; Secondary outcome: total mortality, disability, and major cerebrovascular events
- No intervention Behavioral
Intervention Desc: No intervention indicated that the physicians among control hospital provide routine ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: no intervention Description: The control group indicated that the physicians will not be provided with the information of multifacet improvement tools including evidence-based clinical pathway, standard operating procedures (SOP) of performance indicators a quality coordinator, and monitoring and feedback system of performance measures. They just provide patients with routine care
- Improvement intervention Behavioral
Intervention Desc: Evidence-based clinical pathway: It contained general guideline-based recommendations about acute stroke management. Standard operating procedures (SOP) of performance indicators. A quality coordinator:The role of the quality coordinator includes interacting with physicians once gaps in the incorporation of evidence-based interventions are identified, ensuring that all components of the quality improvement intervention are being used for every acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patient.Monitoring and feedback system of performance measures. The system could view the level of implementation of prespecified performance measures at any time (per week recommended) , compare with the previous record of own study site and level of other clusters. ARM 1: Kind: Experimental Label: Improvement intervention Description: Improvement intervention is a multifaceted quality improvement method including evidence-based clinical pathway, standard operating procedures (SOP) of performance indicators, a quality coordinator, and monitoring and feedback system of performance measures.
- Allocation: Randomized
- Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
- Purpose: Treatment
- Endpoint: Efficacy Study
- Intervention: Parallel Assignment
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||percentage of all-or-none measure of evidence-based performance measures in acute ischemic stroke patients without contraindications||participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2 weeks||No|
|Secondary||percentage of new clinical vascular event (ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction, or vascular death) , disability (disability defined as Modified Rankin Score (mRS) ≥ 2) , and all-cause mortality||3,6,12 months||No|