The Effects of Post-hospitalization Telehealth Care in the Patients Who Admitted Via Emergency Department
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The investigators will perform and evaluate a post-hospitalization telecare system for compensating the discontinuity from the hospitalist care system.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||The Effects of Post-hospitalization Telehealth Care in the Patients Who Admitted Via Emergency Department|
- readmission [ Time Frame: within 30 days after discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- vist of emergency department [ Time Frame: within 30 days after discharge ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||December 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|No Intervention: observation|
Other: Post-hospitalization care
Post-hospitalization care included telephone call contact for caring after discharge, for opening for question, and for health education.
At present, Taiwan's population has become an aging society since recent decade. Those older than 65 years had achieved 10.4% in 2008. Meanwhile, the proportion of hosts with underlying comorbid illness or immunocomprised status is increasing worldwide. In the trend of aging population, telehealth care will be important to extend the care system in post-hospitalization home care. In the past, thelehealth care has shown a good executive performance in the patients with congestive heart failure and post-operation follow-up. However, in dealing the patients with acute illness needing hospitalization, the telehealth system has not implemented yet. In regard to National health insurance (NHI) of Taiwan, hospitalization costs a lot in overall budget. Reduction of re-hospitalization in those with/without co-morbidity is a important issue for Taiwan NHI. Therefore, we plan to conduct the telehealth care system in post-hospitalization course in those admitted from emergency department. We observe the re-hospitalization rate and analyze the risk factors. In addition, we hypothesize the telehealth care will decrease the rate of re-hospitalization.
|Contact: Chin-Chung Shu, M.D||886-2-23123456 ext email@example.com|
|National Taiwan University Hospital||Recruiting|
|Taipei, Taiwan, 100|
|Contact: Chin-Chung Shu, MD. 88623123456 ext 62477 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Chin-Chung Shu, M.D.|
|Principal Investigator:||Chin-Chung Shu, M.D.||National Taiwan University Hospital|