Point Of Care Testing In Danish General Practice (POCIP)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
The Copenhagen General Practice Laboratorium
Centre for Quality Development and CME for GP's in the Capital Region
Region Capital Denmark
Information provided by:
Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01152151
First received: June 22, 2010
Last updated: July 29, 2014
Last verified: June 2010
  Purpose

The aim of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of electronic reminder letters versus postal reminder letters on general practices adherence to clinical quality guidelines regarding Point Of Care Testing (POCT).


Condition Intervention
Point-of-Care Testing
Device: Postal reminder letters
Device: Electronic reminder letters
Device: Reminder letters

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Point-Of-Care Testing In Danish General Practice: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total number of split tests performed in study period. [ Time Frame: January - April 2011 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Total number of split tests performed in study period.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of practices with a high quality of tests defined as 75% of the performed split tests for INR within the accepted interval according to the CGPL quality guidelines1 in study period. [ Time Frame: January - April 2011 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Proportion of practices with a high quality of tests defined as 75% of the performed split tests for INR within the accepted interval according to the CGPL quality guidelines1 in study period.

  • Proportion of practices conducting split tests in study period. [ Time Frame: January - April 2011 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Proportion of practices conducting split tests in study period.


Enrollment: 213
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Postal reminders
Postal reminders
Device: Postal reminder letters
Postal reminder letters if adherence is not obtained (up to four)
Other Name: POST
Device: Reminder letters
up to four reminder letters in september - december 2010
Other Name: POCIP study
Active Comparator: Electronic reminders
Electronic reminders
Device: Electronic reminder letters
Electronic reminder letters if adherence is not obtained (up to four)
Other Name: ELECTRONIC
Device: Reminder letters
up to four reminder letters in september - december 2010
Other Name: POCIP study

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All GPs using at least 5 INR POCT analysis during baseline period (january-april 2010)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • GPs stopping during study period.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01152151

Locations
Denmark
Research Unit of General Practice
Copenhagen, Capital, Denmark, 1014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen
Section of General Practice, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen
The Copenhagen General Practice Laboratorium
Centre for Quality Development and CME for GP's in the Capital Region
Region Capital Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frans B Waldorff, PhD Research Unit of General Practice
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: GP, Associate Research Professor Frans Boch Waldorff, The Research Unit for General Practice, Copenhagen, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01152151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GP00990001
Study First Received: June 22, 2010
Last Updated: July 29, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen:
Heading Health Plan Implementation
General Practice
Point of care testing
education

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 21, 2014