Centers for Education on Research and Therapeutics - Heart Failure: Targeted Intervention Study (CERTs-HF)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00979264
First received: September 15, 2009
Last updated: June 22, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
  Purpose

The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a quarterly feedback, education and performance improvement site-based intervention has a greater impact on quality performance and adherence to evidenced-based guidelines than existing on-demand feedback. This study will use a randomized design to compare changes in quality performance and adherence to selected measures among hospitals using existing on-demand reports and general quality improvement (QI) efforts versus those receiving intensive, targeted QI feedback via reports, teleconferences, webinars, and specialized tool kits.


Condition Intervention
Heart Failure
Behavioral: Intensive quality improvement tools

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Centers for Education on Research and Therapeutics - Heart Failure: Targeted Intervention Study

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by Duke University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in the overall opportunity-based composite of measures eligible for intervention (absolute score difference compared to the control arm) based on the existing Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement Measures and Quality Measures. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement in Defect Free (all or none) score based on the combined Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement and Quality Measures [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Improvement in scores of each individual Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement and Quality Measure [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Improvement in length of stay and in-patient mortality. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 147
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2011
Primary Completion Date: October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Control
Standard quality improvement approaches available through participation in Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure.
Active Comparator: Intervention
Enhanced and/or intensive quality improvement approaches, coupled with standard approaches available through participation in Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure.
Behavioral: Intensive quality improvement tools
Personalized performance improvement interventions, including premier site data reports, personalized feedback/teleconferences, comprehensive toolkits, and focused webinars; in addition to other general QI tools typically available through participation in Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All sites participating in Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Sites in Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure which opt out of participation.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00979264

Locations
United States, North Carolina
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705
Sponsors and Collaborators
Duke University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Eric D Peterson, MD, MPH Duke Clinical Research Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Duke University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00979264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00004022, 1U18-HS016964
Study First Received: September 15, 2009
Last Updated: June 22, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Duke University:
Quality Improvement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 15, 2014