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About the National Stroke Audit


The National Stroke Audit is a Stroke Foundation initiative delivered as part of our commitment to promoting evidence-based stroke care. The National Stroke Audit provides longitudinal data on clinical performance.

The National Stroke Audit first commenced in 2007 and each alternate year the Stroke Foundation switches focus between acute stroke services and inpatient rehabilitation services The report provided present data in an accessible format to help services and state clinical networks to identify where improvements are required, lobby for change and celebrate success. Audits are a quality improvement measure and one of the seven pillars of clinical governance.

National Stroke Audit Methodology (PDF)



Stroke Foundation Audits: a 20-year retrospective

This independent report by Monash University researchers uses data from the acute and rehabilitation services audit reports to show how stroke treatment and care has changed over the past two decades.

Summary report – Evaluation of the National Stroke Audit Program: 20-year report (PDF)

Full report – Evaluation of the National Stroke Audit Program: 20-year report (PDF)