Prevalence of Chronic Inebriates to the Emergency Department and Suitability for Sobering House Services

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified October 2013 by Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01783223
First received: January 23, 2013
Last updated: October 23, 2013
Last verified: October 2013
  Purpose

This study is intended to evaluate the prevalence of chronically inebriated patients in the Emergeny Department (ED). Patients will be identified prospectively by screening all patients (24/7) presenting to the ED for one month. A running tally of all patients in the ED will be kept. Of these patients, any patient that is noted to have alcohol intoxication will be identified. The chart of that patient will be reviewed for details about the patient's alcohol use and for the patient's suitability for a sobering house, which is a place where intoxicated patients can go to await sobriety. The chart will also be reviewed for the number of previous visits for alcohol use to our hospital ever and in the last year.


Condition
Alcohol Intoxication

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence of Chronic Inebriates to the Emergency Department and Suitability for Sobering House Services

Further study details as provided by Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Intoxicated patients eligible for a sobering house [ Time Frame: Eligibility for a sobering house is assessed during the current ED admission. The study ends when patient is discharged from the ED, an expected average time of 9 hours. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine the proportion of patients in the emergency department that are intoxicated and how many of those would be eligible to go to a sobering house


Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: November 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
Intoxicated patients

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients in the emergency department for alcohol intoxication

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in the emergency department for alcohol intoxication

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under 18
  • Prisoners
  • Pregnancy
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01783223

Locations
United States, Minnesota
Hennepin County Medical Center Recruiting
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55415
Contact: James Miner, MD    612-873-8791    miner015@umn.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: James Miner, MD Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01783223     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-3560
Study First Received: January 23, 2013
Last Updated: October 23, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcoholic Intoxication
Emergencies
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 24, 2014