Wake Forest University Health Sciences and the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative Receive PCORI Grant
Wake Forest University Health Sciences (WFUHS), in partnership with the North Carolina Stroke Care Collaborative registry (NCSCC), joined four other organizations in receiving grants totalling $64 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). The awards are the first to be made through PCORI’s Pragmatic Clinical Studies Initiative, an effort to produce results that are broadly applicable to a greater variety of patients and care situations and can be more quickly taken up in routine clinical practice. The WFUHS and NCSCC project seeks to compare approaches to care for stroke patients, asking whether Comprehensive Post-Acute Stroke Services (COMPASS), which combines transitional care and early supported discharge for stroke patients who go home directly from the hospital, improves patients’ daily function compared with usual care.
The EMSPIC offers warm congratulations to WFUHS and NCSCC on their successful application and looks forward to working with them on this project!