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
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to determine if a new model of care, the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit is beneficial in improving patient outcomes for elderly patients admitted to the hospital.


Condition
Model of Care for Hospitalized Older Adults

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit

Further study details as provided by Mount Sinai School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Length of Hospital Stay [ Time Frame: Depending on hospital stay ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rehospitalization Rate [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    30 days for readmission rate


Enrollment: 346
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
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

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Older adults hospitalized with a general medical condition in a tertiary hospital in an urban setting

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to general medical service either to Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit or to general medicine 75 years or older.
  • Patients or surrogates must be reachable by the phone.
  • Patient must have a Sinai affiliated physician who is identified by patient or surrogate to be primary care provider

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is less than 75 years old.
  • The patient was admitted to specialty services including cardiology—telemetry unit, intensive care, surgery, Respiratory Care Unit (RCU).
  • The patient was previously admitted to an outside hospital and now transferred to Mount Sinai for further care.
  • The patient cannot be contacted by telephone.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00927160

Locations
United States, New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William Hung, MD, MPH Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  More Information

Publications:
Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00927160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-0272
Study First Received: June 22, 2009
Results First Received: June 7, 2013
Last Updated: August 13, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Mount Sinai School of Medicine:
Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit
Geriatric Models of Care

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 28, 2014