Beyond the Hospital Program
Beyond the Hospital is NCSA’s post-Stroke program that educates patients on secondary Stroke prevention and on post-Stroke issues. The program provides a patient education manual and includes three-month follow-up interviews to Stroke patients to help ensure improved care.
Beyond the Hospital is designed to:
- Educate Stroke survivors, their families and their caregivers on secondary Stroke prevention and post-Stroke issues
- Measure Stroke prevention education effectiveness, quality outcomes and post-Stroke needs with a three-month follow-up interview. Profile and outcomes reports are provided to each hospital.
- Provide construct for any hospital to implement quality improvement and improve Stroke care across North Carolina.
With Beyond the Hospital, the patient and his or her family or caregivers all benefit from a program of education and adaptation. Quality patient education leads to improved medical outcomes, better quality of life and reduced risk of repeat Strokes.