Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) Implementation Program Evaluation including Cost-Effectiveness

  • Cadilhac, Dominique (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kim, Joosup (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Zhao, Dr Henry (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Coote, Skye (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Campbell, Bruce (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Davis, Steven (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Smith, Karen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bernard, Stephen, Ambulance Victoria (AV) (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bagot, Kathleen (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Donnan, Geoffrey A. (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit MSU is an emergency service program that is designed to improve the health system. As this is the first mobile stroke unit for Australia, it is important to understand how it is best implemented and operated in this real world setting. The overall objective of the MSU implementation program evaluation is to understand the impact of the MSU from multiple perspectives: operational (process), clinical and cost-effectiveness.
The aims are to:
a) Describe changes in clinical processes of care and patient outcomes including differences in scene-to-brain-scan and the proportion of patients with dependency as measured by the modified Rankin Scale.
b) Determine the potential cost-effectiveness of the MSU.
c) Describe the operational activities, barriers and facilitators to the utilisation, acceptability and sustainability of the MSU at various time points to ensure the program is successfully adapted, implemented and sustained.

Effective start/end date18/09/191/04/21


  • Melbourne Health: A$100,000.00


  • stroke
  • stroke unit
  • emergency care
  • paramedic services
  • program evaluation
  • comparative effectiveness