Transfer to Another Health Care Facility Following Critical Illness

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The John A. Hartford Foundation
American College of Chest Physicians
Association of Subspecialty Professors
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00484445
First received: June 8, 2007
Last updated: September 4, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify acute and chronic medical conditions that are identifiable early in the course of critical illness that are associated with transfer to another health care facility (versus to home) upon hospital discharge.


Condition
Transfer to a Health Care Facility After Critical Illness

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Transfer to Another Health Care Facility Following Critical Illness

Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Enrollment: 548
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2003
Primary Completion Date: January 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Many patients who survive critical illness are unable to return home upon hospital discharge and require prolonged or permanent care in other health care facilities. It would be useful to clinicians, researchers, patients, and patients' families to be able to identify early in the course of critical illness those patients who are at increased risk for this outcome. Currently, few data exist regarding the risk factors for this outcome. This study examines a cohort of survivors of critical illness to identify factors associated with transfer to another health care facility upon hospital discharge.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients admitted to an urban medical intensive care unit.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Admission to the University of Chicago Medical Intensive Care Unit during the following periods: July 1997 to February 1998, November/December 2001, and March/April 2002.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Death during the index hospitalization.
  • Residence in another health care facility 2 weeks prior to admission.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00484445

Locations
United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
The John A. Hartford Foundation
American College of Chest Physicians
Association of Subspecialty Professors
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brian K Gehlbach, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of Chicago
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00484445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12093B
Study First Received: June 8, 2007
Last Updated: September 4, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
Chronic critical illness
Functional status
Outcomes
Post-ICU

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Critical Illness
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014