The Turkish Cerebrovascular Diseases Society, as part of its responsibilities to improve quality standards in stroke care, has now partnered with the “RES-Q (Registry of Stroke Care Quality)” program after the previous collaborations with ”SITS International’’ and “Angels Reward Program” organizations, and invites all our members to the activities within this program as well.
RES-Q (Registry of Stroke Care Quality) is an initiative under the guidance of ESO (European Stroke Organization) which has initially started in Europe and then spread all over the world with the primary aim to reach the recommended quality standards in centers participating in stroke care. In addition to the scientific activities carried out in the field, ensuring the required quality of stroke care in our patients is among the top priorities of the Turkish Cerebrovascular Diseases Society. The recent national stroke directive also emphasizes the importance of monitoring quality metrics in stroke units and centers. In this context, as part of our efforts to improve quality standards in stroke diagnosis and treatment, and after the collaborations with “SITS International” and “Angels Reward Program” organizations, our society has now also become a part of the “RES-Q” program.
Detailed information regarding RES-Q can be reached on the https://qualityregistry.eu website, and through the “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5D3_YL8hEY” video stream. Each center can register directly to the system. The ethics committee and consent procedures for data sharing work in the light of the same principles as the SITS and Angels programs (details are available at https://turkstrokenet.com).
The quality metrics of the centers in our country will be reported to the secretariat of the Turkish Cerebrovascular Diseases Society every three months four times a year, without any patient information, and this information will be shared with the centers themselves. We are aiming to start data entry as of 01 January 2020. The centers that provide data in the first quarter will be eligible to participate in a nationwide scientific project which will be conducted in the second quarter of 2020. Details of the scientific project will be announced in the upcoming days.
We invite all our colleagues to the RES-Q program, which not only aims to improve quality standards in stroke care, but also would evolve into a scientific movement. We remind you that you can contact our secretariat for all your questions.
Ethem Murat Arsava
Moderator of TurkStrokeNet