Electronic Feedback on Diabetic Care to General Practitioners

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01009528
First received: November 5, 2009
Last updated: November 6, 2009
Last verified: November 2009
  Purpose

The aim of this study is to determine whether electronic feedback to general practitioners on quality of Type 2-Diabetes care increases the quality of care measured on process and outcome measures contained in the national guidelines. Effect evaluation will be performed using a mixed method design.


Condition Intervention
Type 2 Diabetes
Device: Electronic feedback system on diabetes care

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Development and Evaluation of Electronic Feedback, a Tool for Quality Assurance of the Diabetic Care in General Practice

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Further study details as provided by University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Outcome and process measures from the danish diabetes guideline [ Time Frame: 1/3 2007-1/6 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Interview data concerning the impact of the electronic feedback system in the intervention clinics [ Time Frame: 1/3 2007-1/6 2008 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 2458
Study Start Date: March 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intervention
Admission to electronic feedback system
Device: Electronic feedback system on diabetes care
An electronic feedback system was introduced in randomized primary care clinics providing an overview of quality of care. The intervention ran for 15 months.
Other Names:
  • Electronic feedback system
  • Decission support system
No Intervention: control
Control group. No special attention

Detailed Description:

Background: In an effort to optimize diabetes care in general practice, an electronical feedback system has been developed. The system will be evaluated both quantitative and qualitative.

Method: The general practitioners (GP´s) of the Region of Southern Denmark have been randomised to either admission or no admission to the electronic feedback system. The system was launched 1/3-2007 and ran for one year prior to evaluation.

Quantitative evaluation by assessment of the following end-points: Patients Hba1c-level, number of patients who have had their hba1c-level measured within the last year, cholesterol-level and number of patients who have had an eye examination within the last year.

Qualitative evaluation by interviewing GP´s who have had admission to the system.

Qualitative data have been collected through interviews with intervention GPs, designed to uncover motivational factors as well as barriers concerning the use of feedback on chronic care in general practice. Data are being analyzed.

Quantitative data are being gathered. Perspective: This project will shed light on the value of electronic feedback systems within chronic care in general practice.

Based on this project it will be possible to set up a system for automatic electronic monitoring and feedback of the quality of care in general practice, taking motivational factors of the GP s into account during implementation.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Prevalent Type 2-diabetes as confirmed by Primary Care Physician.
  • Patient alive throughout the intervention period.
  • GP actively working throughout the intervention period (not retired).

Exclusion criteria:

  • death during intervention
  • moved out of geographic area during intervention
  • GP retired during intervention
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Locations
Denmark
Dept. of General Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University
Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
Investigators
Study Director: Torsten Lauritzen, MD, Dr. Med. Professor
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Trine Guldberg,MD, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01009528     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2008-41-2792
Study First Received: November 5, 2009
Last Updated: November 6, 2009
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by University of Aarhus:
Quality of care
General Practice
Electronic Feedback System

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diabetes Mellitus
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases

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