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.

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...

COMPASS Team Joins American Heart Association at “You’re the Cure” North Carolina State Lobby Day!

On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 members of the COMPASS study team joined the NC chapter of "You’re the Cure" – the American Heart Association's...

Follow us on Twitter! @NCCOMPASSStudy

The COMPASS study is now on Twitter!

COMPASS Team Presents at International Stroke Conference (ISC) 2017!

COMPASS study heads to the International Stroke Conference in Houston, TX, Feb 21-24! See below for a list of presentations, round tables and...

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