COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services Study (COMPASS)

Building on partnerships and collaborations to improve
post-acute stroke care

The COMPASS Study is a pragmatic, randomized trial to investigate post-acute stroke care models that are aimed at improving patient functional outcomes and reducing hospital re-admissions.

The COMPASS study will evaluate a patient-centered, community-based care model to improve secondary prevention, recovery and access to community resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. COMPASS will encourage and facilitate patient and caregiver self-management of care. 

We are leveraging the successes of the NC Stroke Care Collaborative network of hospitals to expand quality improvement to the post-acute care space. In the first phase of the study, sites will be randomized to provide the COMPASS intervention or continue their usual care. In Phase 2, one-year later, the usual-care hospitals will also receive COMPASS, while the other hospitals continue the intervention.

COMPASS Cited in Patient Engagement In Research

To inform practices for engaging patients and others as research partners, PCORI analyzed 126 articles that described engagement approaches and...

4 Things Women Need to Know About Stroke

Stroke Happens to 1 in 5 women. Here are four things every woman should know about stroke. By Dr. Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., M.H.S  

COMPASS at ISC 2019!

The NC COMPASS Study will be at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) next week! Please join us for the final results of the study which will be...

American Nurse Today highlights the COMPASS Model

The December 2018 Issue of American Nurse Today addressed stroke patient readmissions and highlighted transitional care models, such as the COMPASS...


As we approach this year’s World Stroke Day on October 29th, we encourage you to support the American Stroke Association’s ‘I WILL’ campaign.   The...


Patient-Stakeholder: Joy Murphy stroke survivor and Sanford/ Lee County Stroke Support group leader

Patient-Stakeholder: Joy Murphy stroke survivor and Sanford/ Lee County Stroke Support group leader Written by Kaitie Shuping As soon as you meet...

Dr. Bushnell on Facebook Live! WFBH’s Facebook page – learn the signs and symptoms of stroke!

Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke, and the available treatments and services with Dr. Cheryl Bushnell and Dr. Stacey Wolfe.

Co-PI, Dr. Wayne Rosamond, was the Keynote Speaker at the Sheldon Resident Research Symposium

Dr. Wayne Rosamond, Co-PI of the COMPASS Study was the keynote speaker at the Sheldon Resident Research Symposium. If you missed it, you can watch a...

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