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Utilisation of Prevention Medications and Health Outcomes in the Real-World Setting After Stroke

posted on 2022-11-16, 21:14 authored by LACHLAN LEE DALLI
Medications are recommended after stroke to reduce the risk of vascular events. Prior to this thesis, there was limited evidence on the real-world uptake and effectiveness of medications after stroke. This thesis involved refining “big data” methods and generating real-world evidence on medication use, discontinuation, and adherence after stroke. Methodological studies were undertaken to validate pharmaceutical data and to develop a reporting tool for medication adherence. Increased medication adherence was shown to be associated with survival, decreased recurrent vascular events, and improved patient-reported outcomes. Urgent efforts are needed to optimise medication adherence after stroke to maximise health outcomes.


Principal supervisor

Monique Kilkenny

Additional supervisor 1

Dominique Cadilhac

Additional supervisor 2

Joosup Kim

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation


Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences