Testing the Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Boston University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: November 10, 2005
Last updated: April 13, 2009
Last verified: April 2009
Results First Received: February 10, 2009  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition: ALL
Intervention: Behavioral: Re-Engineered Discharge

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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
Re-engineered Hospital Discharge Participants received the "Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge", a set of 11 discrete, mutually reinforcing components provided by a Discharge Advocate and re-enforced by a telephone call 2-4 days after discharge by a clinical pharmacist.
Standard Hospital Discharge Participants received the routine, standard hospital discharge.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    Re-engineered Hospital Discharge     Standard Hospital Discharge     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  373     376     749  
[units: participants]
<=18 years     0     0     0  
Between 18 and 65 years     312     314     626  
>=65 years     61     62     123  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  50.1  ± 15.1     49.6  ± 15.3     49.9  ± 15.2  
[units: participants]
Female     178     199     377  
Male     195     177     372  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
United States     373     376     749  

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Total Number of Rehospitalizations (Emergency Department Visits Plus Hospital Admissions) in the 30 Days After Discharge.   [ Time Frame: 30 days after discharge ]

2.  Secondary:   Adverse Events One Month After Discharge   [ Time Frame: 30 days after discharge ]
Results not yet posted.   Anticipated Posting Date:   08/2009   Safety Issue:   Yes

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Certain Agreements:  
Principal Investigators are NOT employed by the organization sponsoring the study.
There is NOT an agreement between Principal Investigators and the Sponsor (or its agents) that restricts the PI's rights to discuss or publish trial results after the trial is completed.

Limitations and Caveats
Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Brian Jack PI
Organization: Boston Medical Center
phone: 617-414-44675
e-mail: brian.jack@bmc.org

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Responsible Party: Ellen Jamieson, Boston Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00252057     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IU18HS015905-01, RFA-HS-05-012
Study First Received: November 10, 2005
Results First Received: February 10, 2009
Last Updated: April 13, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board