Comparison of Telemedicine Evaluation to Standard Evaluation Methods for Pre-Anesthesia Consultation
The purpose of the study is to evaluate different methods of pre-anesthesia consultation, with the aim of improving the day of surgery experience for the patient. In this study, we will use a telephone consultation, an in-person consultation, and a telemedicine consultation, which involves television cameras and monitors that allow live two-way communication for the pre-anesthesia consultation. The reason for this study is to evaluate the use of telemedicine for the pre-anesthesia consultation. Patients and anesthesiologists have been highly satisfied in previous studies using pre-anesthesia telemedicine consultation. In this study, we will examine a larger group of patients, as previous studies have studied smaller groups of patients.
ENT Patients Scheduled for Surgery.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Telemedicine Evaluation to Standard Evaluation Methods for Pre-Anesthesia Consultation|
- Comparison Of Telemedicine Evaluation To Standard Evaluation Methods For Pre-Anesthesia Consultation [ Time Frame: about 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Primary outcomes include surgical cancellation rate, delays the day of surgery secondary to inadequate pre-op evaluation, adequacy of the airway, respiratory, and cardiovascular exams, and intra-op and post-op complications. Patient data will include age, gender, ASA Physical Status and type of surgery. The length of the PACE appointment and the number of days prior to surgery the PACE appointment was conducted will be noted. Patient satisfaction with the will be evaluated.
|Study Start Date:||January 2010|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2013|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The telephone group must be healthy adults scheduled for an ENT surgery.
This group if qualified will randomly be chosen to be in the telemedicine group.
This will be the group that will be randomized to the pre-anesthesia clinic.