Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing for Psychiatric Patients Using Nurse-led Medication Reviews

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Aalborg University
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Danish Center for Healthcare Improvement
Aalborg Universitetshospital
University College of North Jutland, The Nursing Department
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ann Lykkegaard Sørensen, Aalborg University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02052505
First received: January 29, 2014
Last updated: February 8, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of nurse-led medication reviews on the frequency, type and potential severity of PIP in psychiatric patients


Condition Intervention
Inappropriate Prescribing
Procedure: Medication review

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing for Psychiatric Patients Using Nurse-led Medication Reviews - an Interventional Study

Further study details as provided by Aalborg University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of potential inappropriate prescription in psychiatric patients [ Time Frame: within the first 3 days after admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of potential inappropriate prescriptions identified by nurses leading to an intervention by a physician [ Time Frame: within the first 3 days after admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Assessment of ype and severity of identified inappropriate prescriptions [ Time Frame: up to 1 week after admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: Usual care
The patients will receive the usual care when admitted. This includes an examination by a physician, a medication review and the physician will prescribe medications for the patients as well as other necessary interventions.
Experimental: Medication review
The patients will receive the usual care when admitted. This includes an examination by a physician, a medication review and the physician will prescribe medications for the patients as well as other necessary interventions. Following this (usual care) a trained nurse will perform a medication review and discuss the observations with a physician.
Procedure: Medication review
The medication review will be based on the nurses experience, clinical knowledge and predefined categories of inappropriate prescribing

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admitted to one of the included psychiatric wards
  • must be over 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

- concurrent admission to a somatic ward

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02052505

Contacts
Contact: Ann L Sorensen, MHSc 0045 72691086 als@business.aau.dk

Locations
Denmark
Psychiatry, Aalborg University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Aalborg, Denmark, 9000
Contact: Jan Mainz, MD, Professsor       jan.mainz@rn.dk   
Principal Investigator: Ann L Sorensen, MHSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aalborg University
Danish Center for Healthcare Improvement
Aalborg Universitetshospital
University College of North Jutland, The Nursing Department
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Ann L Sorensen, MHSc Aalborg University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ann Lykkegaard Sørensen, MHSc, Aalborg University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02052505     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALS01
Study First Received: January 29, 2014
Last Updated: February 8, 2014
Health Authority: Denmark: National Board of Health
Denmark: Danish Dataprotection Agency

Keywords provided by Aalborg University:
inappropriate prescribing
psychiatry
medication quality
patient safety
medication errors

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014