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Integrated Care for Cancer Patients; Developing, Implementing and Testing a Programme to Improve Integrated Care

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00135980
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2007 by Radboud University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : August 26, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 1, 2007
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Radboud University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to compose, implement and evaluate a programme to improve the quality of integrated care for patients with cancer.

Literature will be searched for components of integrated care programmes. On the basis of evidence based multi-disciplinary guidelines and literature on integrated care programmes, a set of indicators will be composed. This set will be measured in 6 hospitals on patients with non-small-cell-lung cancer. In two hospitals, an integrated care programme will be implemented and effects on processes and outcomes of care will be measured.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neoplasms Behavioral: professional audit and feedback Behavioral: integrated care programmes Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Educational/Counseling/Training
Official Title: Integrated Care for Cancer Patients
Study Start Date : August 2004
Study Completion Date : July 2007



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. guideline adherence

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hospitalization
  2. satisfaction
  3. quality of life


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Each new patient that visits the lung specialist in 6 hospitals in the east part of Holland, in the period from September 2004 till March 2005

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mortality

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00135980


Contacts
Contact: Marielle Ouwens, MSc +31243613114 M.Ouwens@kwazo.umcn.nl
Contact: Rosella Hermens, MSc,PhD +31243613129 R.Hermens@kwazo.umcn.nl

Locations
Netherlands
Rijnstate Hospital Recruiting
Arnhem, Netherlands
Contact: Hans Smit, MD       hsmit@alysis.nl   
Principal Investigator: Marielle Ouwens, MSc         
MaasHospital Pantein Recruiting
Boxmeer, Netherlands
Contact: René Bunnik, MD       mbunnik@maasziekenhuispantein.nl   
Principal Investigator: Marielle Ouwens, MsC         
Slingeland Hosptital Recruiting
Doetinchem, Netherlands
Contact: Gerrit Bosman, MD       G.Bosman@slingeland.nl   
Principal Investigator: Marielle Ouwens, MSc         
Gelderse Vallei Hospital Recruiting
Ede, Netherlands
Contact: Marietje Oudijk, MD       oudijkm@zgv.nl   
Principal Investigator: Marielle Ouwens, MSc         
CWZ Hospital Recruiting
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: René Termeer, MD       A.Termeer@cwz.nl   
Principal Investigator: Marielle Ouwens, MSc         
Radboud University Medical Centre Recruiting
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Miep vanderDrift, MD       M.vanderdrift@ULC.umcn.nl   
Principal Investigator: Marielle Ouwens, MSc         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Radboud University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Rosella Hermens, MSc,PhD Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Study Director: Hub Wollersheim, MD,PhD Centre for Quality of Care Research, Radboud University Medical Centre