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Patients, Carers, & Public - Research using SSNAP data

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Research using SSNAP data

Whilst we hope that SSNAP’s clinical and organisational audits are extremely useful and important for improving stroke care across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland - this section will highlight the further uses of SSNAP data. The research showcased in this section further emphasise the valuable impact SSNAP data can have upon stroke care, both nationally and internationally.

In the main research section of the SSNAP website you can find:

Lay summaries

A lay summary is a brief summary of a research project that explains the project for people who do not have prior knowledge about the subject without using complex scientific language.

Click the buttons below to view the lay summaries of the research projects:

Does quickly assessing stroke patients’ ability to swallow make a difference?
How much does stroke really cost in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland?
Do male and female stroke patients receive different quality of care?
Is intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) getting faster in the UK?
Do stroke patients receive different care in winter?
Which stroke patients are deemed suitable for physiotherapy in hospital?

Protecting patient data

Research into stroke care is important as it provides the evidence for standards and guidelines, in turn improving the quality of care for stroke patients. Our aim is for data to be widely used to improve quality of care for people with stroke. SSNAP only provide aggregate data and anonymous patient-level data for research because it is essential that the anonymity of the people included in the database is protected and that the data included on SSNAP are used in an ethical way. For more information about how researchers can request data and the types of data available, please visit our data request page.

Thank you to teams who contribute to SSNAP

On behalf of everyone who has contributed, we thank the Clinical Leads at each participating site involved in coordinating SSNAP data collection, who collectively make up the SSNAP Collaboration and whose names are provided here.

More information about Stroke Research

For more information about stroke research, check out the links below:  
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