About stroke audits
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)
Australian Stroke Coalition Quality Stroke Service Awards
Hospitals that participate in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) or the Acute Services National Stroke Audit can be considered for two awards that recognise outstanding stroke care:
- Australian Stroke Coalition (ASC) Quality Stroke Service Awards
- World Stroke Organization (WSO) Angels Awards (international).
Find out more about the awards
Stroke Foundation Audits: a 20-year retrospective (2019)
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 since 1999.
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)