Evaluation of the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00927160
First received: June 22, 2009
Last updated: August 13, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
Results First Received: June 7, 2013  
Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort;   Time Perspective: Prospective
Condition: Model of Care for Hospitalized Older Adults

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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This is an observational study which enrolled patients hospitalized from November 2008 to August 2011 at the Mount Sinai Hospital from the MACE Service or general medical service.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
No group assignment as this is observational.

Reporting Groups
  Description
MACE Group Elderly patients admitted to the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.
Usual Care Group Elderly patients admitted to the general medicine service in the hospital

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    MACE Group     Usual Care Group  
STARTED     173     173  
COMPLETED     173     173  
NOT COMPLETED     0     0  



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
  Description
MACE Group Elderly patients admitted to the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.
Usual Care Group Elderly patients admitted to the general medicine service in the hospital
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
    MACE Group     Usual Care Group     Total  
Number of Participants  
[units: participants]
  173     173     346  
Age  
[units: years]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  85.2  ± 5.3     84.7  ± 5.4     85.0  ± 5.4  
Gender  
[units: participants]
     
Female     132     126     258  
Male     41     47     88  
Region of Enrollment  
[units: participants]
     
United States     173     173     346  



  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Length of Hospital Stay   [ Time Frame: Depending on hospital stay ]
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Measure Type Primary
Measure Title Length of Hospital Stay
Measure Description No text entered.
Time Frame Depending on hospital stay  
Safety Issue No  

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
  Description
Mobile ACE Patients admitted to the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Service
Usual Care Matching group of patients admitted to general medical service

Measured Values
    Mobile ACE     Usual Care  
Number of Participants Analyzed  
[units: participants]
  173     173  
Length of Hospital Stay  
[units: days]
Mean ± Standard Deviation
  4.6  ± 3.3     6.8  ± 7.6  

No statistical analysis provided for Length of Hospital Stay



2.  Secondary:   Rehospitalization Rate   [ Time Frame: 30 days ]


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  Limitations and Caveats
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