In CT, stroke has been one of the top 5 leading causes of death and leading cause of disability. In an effort to reduce the burden of stroke by improving the quality of care delivered to stroke patients, stroke registries have been developed to measure and track acute stroke care.
As part of its commitment to improving patient care for stroke, the American Stroke Association has developed a number of quality improvement programs that include clinical registries. We support the use of registries to improve quality of care and to help identify risk factors to reduce chronic diseases. We are working with our policy makers to create a stroke registry in order to monitor incidence and support the development of relevant quality improvement initiatives.
We hope you will join in our efforts as we look to collaborate with legislators in order to enact statewide standards for the development and utilization of a centralized, statewide stroke registry.