Reducing Stroke Readmissions in Acute Care Setting Contents Introduction: 2 Objective of the study: 3 Readmission Factors: 3 Statins: 3 Long term care: 4 Demographics: 4 Personal Reflections: 4 Events: 4 Empirical Evidence: 6 Interventions for discharged patients: 6 TRACS: 7 COMPASS: 7 MISTT: 8 Clinical requirement: 8 Timeline: 8 Collaboration with the preceptor: 8 Proposed evaluative criteria: 9 Evaluative criteria discussed: 9 Conclusion: 9 Bibliography 10 Introduction: Stroke refers to a cardiovascular disease which has been one of the leading reasons for deaths and long term disability. A stroke is an abrupt onset of a neurological deficit led by a vascular rupture or blockage that reduces the blood flow to brain. Subsequently, causing death to the tissue in the brain region if interruption of the blood flow persists. The indications of stroke vary, but may include the loss of function to one side of the body, the inability to speak or talk, and reduced vision or severe headache (Poston, 2018). Issue: Discovery Research Over time, the financial penalties on readmissions to the hospital have been taking place, which is promoting hospitals to take measures to reduce the instance of readmissions. A variety of interventions are taking place on different levels to ensure that pre and post discharge care is in place to avoid readmissions. The efficacy of interventions is dependent on the variety of components. Single component interventions are least effective and tend to have no effect on readmissions to the hospitals. Patients that are discharged to post-acute care accommodations are subjected to multi-component interventions and readmissions have dropped drastically. These interventions work through communication, advanced planning of care, and training to tackle simple medical issues that might cause readmissions. The availability of risk stratification methods have made it easier for the hospitals to give more care and attention to the patients that are more likely to get readmitted. Home based services are provided to ensure proper medical care for the patients. This capstone project attempts to discuss the factors causing the readmissions of stroke patients to the hospitals. The past 20 years have proven to be important in acute and inpatient stroke care however, quality of post-acute care varies specially for the patients that are discharged to home. (Condon, Lycan, & Duncan, 2016). Different reasons for stroke readmissions are to be examined in this capstone project. Expected Outcomes: Discovery Research This project aims to take into account the reasons of stroke and readmissions after being treated for stroke. Stroke is the second primary reason of readmissions in the hospital. Major readmissions comprise of elderly people. 20-70% people who survive stroke are readmitted in the first year of their treatment (Bravata, Ho, Meehan, & Brass, 2006). Poor health conditions and high treatment costs both account for the l.