Trial to Assess Best Methods for Engaging Academic Physicians in Grateful Patient Philanthropy

This study has been completed.
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Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: April 1, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted

This study attempted to identify the best method for educating and engaging academic physicians in grateful patient philanthropy.

Condition Intervention
Physician's Role
Behavioral: education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Trial to Assess Best Methods for Engaging Academic Physicians in Grateful Patient Philanthropy

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • qualified referrals to development office [ Time Frame: 6 month follow-up period ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Individuals able to make a donation of $25,000 based on criteria established by Hopkins Office of Development.

Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: emails, book Behavioral: education
Active Comparator: didactic teaching from experts Behavioral: education
Experimental: personal coaching by development profs Behavioral: education

Detailed Description:

In this small trial assessing the impact of educational methodologies, we are looking to determine which of the following 3 approaches will be most successful in engaging academic physicians in grateful patient philanthropy;

  • email advice
  • didactic session led by experts
  • one-on-one coaching by development professionals

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • academic physicians

Exclusion Criteria:

  • having secured grateful patient philanthropy in past
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01328977

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Principal Investigator: Scott M Wright, MD JHU SOM
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Scott Wright, Professor, jhu Identifier: NCT01328977     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00029824
Study First Received: April 1, 2011
Last Updated: April 1, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on April 15, 2014