Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01213225
First received: September 29, 2010
Last updated: August 17, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
  Purpose

Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital poses significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these admissions and related problems. However, it yet to be proven, that geriatric training helps to overcome any of them in better way then non-geriatric education. The study aims to prove that geriatric care provides advantages over non-geriatric training in caring for nursing home patients admitted to the hospital.


Condition
Frail Elderly
Elderly
Hospitalization
Geriatrics

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients - 12 Month Retrospective Study

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Further study details as provided by Maimonides Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: December 2010
Detailed Description:

Context Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital poses significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric age, frailty, multiple readmissions, prolonged length of stay, and high mortality are just few attributes of nursing home patients in the hospital. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these challenging problems. However, it yet to be proven, that geriatric training helps to overcome any of them in better way then non-geriatric education.

Objective To test the hypothesis that geriatric care provides advantages over non-geriatric training in caring for nursing home patients admitted to the hospital in regards to length of stay, rate of expirations and rate of readmissions. The secondary objective is to compare expirations and readmissions among patients cared for by geriatricians and non-geriatricians.

Design, Setting, and Participants Retrospective cohort study of patients admitted from Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH) to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) over 12 month period and under the care of geriatricians, non-geriatric internists, and surgeons. Comparison of the three study groups by age, sex, expiration rate, length of hospital stay (LOS) and readmission rate. Comparison of expired patients by age, sex and average LOS. Comparison of readmissions expiration rate, by preservation of continuity of care, by emergency room visits without admission.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

65 years of age and older

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients admitted to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) from affiliated Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH)for `12 month period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01213225

Sponsors and Collaborators
Maimonides Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sergey I Genkin Maimonides Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sergey Genkin, MD, Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01213225     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: gerivsnot12month
Study First Received: September 29, 2010
Last Updated: August 17, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Maimonides Medical Center:
Elderly
Hospitalization
Geriatrics
Mortality
Readmission
Length of Stay

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