COMprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS) Study
Building on partnerships and collaborations to improve
post-acute stroke care
The COMPASS Study was 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 evaluated a patient-centered, community-based care model, called the COMPASS model, to improve secondary prevention, recovery and access to community resources for stroke survivors and caregivers. COMPASS encourages and facilitates patient and caregiver self-management of care.
The COMPASS model is a standardized transitional care program that can be implemented in any hospital interested in improving their care for stroke and TIA patients. The COMPASS model training and materials are posted throughout this website and available to the public for anyone interested in implementing post-acute transitional care in their hospital.