StroCare is an interventional study of Optimised Cross-sectoral, Coordinated Treatment of Stroke Patients With Patient-orientated Outcome Measurement. After stroke, patients often experience incisive changes in their health, daily routine and quality of life. The developed model of care (StroCare treatment) forms a cross-sectoral, structured and coordinated treatment pathway that integrates a patient-centred outcome evaluation. It aims to optimize the transition from acute inpatient treatment after an acute stroke to the ambulant neurological rehabilitation treatment.
StroCare is a multi-centred controlled interventional study with a pre-post design. The intervention comprises the development of an electronic portal solution for a safe and coordinated transmission of clinical data between the three participating hospitals and five stroke-specialized ambulant rehabilitation clinics, as well as a case-manager provided by the participating health insurance agency for patient support and aftercare coordination. Stroke patients in both groups are assessed after the index ischemic event and 12 months thereafter.
StroCare is a collaborative project between the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), two hospitals with stroke units (Albertinenkrankenhaus Hamburg, Elbe-Kliniken Stade), five Neurological Rehabilitation Centers (RehaCentrum Hamburg, MEDICLIN Klinikum Soltau, Klinikum Bad Bramstedt, VAMED Klinik Geesthacht and VAMED Rehaklinik Damp), and the insurance company BARMER.
StroCare receives funding from the German Innovation Fund.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier, NCT04159324