Trial Comparing Care in Multiple Clinics Versus Care in a Cardiac, Diabetes and Kidney Care Clinic

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

The purpose of this study is to assess the benefits of a combined cardiac, kidney, and diabetes clinic versus multiple clinics.

Hypothesis: Attendance at multiple clinics by one individual patient has multiple problems which may be overcome by the introduction of a combined care clinic.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Diseases
Heart Diseases
Diabetes Mellitus
Procedure: The Combined Cardiac Kidney Diabetes Care Clinic

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Current Care in Multiple Clinics Vs Care in a Novel Cardiac, Diabetes & Kidney Care Clinic

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Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Health care utilization and patient/provider satisfaction (5 years) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient outcomes (5 years) [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: The Combined Cardiac Kidney Diabetes Care Clinic
    See Detailed Description.
Detailed Description:

This is a randomized control trial to compare health care resource utilization, and achievement of stated targets of therapy (BP, Hgb, glucose control, use of preventive medications) as well as patient and health care team satisfaction, and longer term patient outcomes in patients with kidney disease who have either or both diabetes and heart disease, and currently attend either a diabetic or heart function clinic (or both) in addition to a kidney care clinic. In addition, we will also establish and refine the specialized cross-disciplinary care model, within a framework in Vancouver, and evaluate its functioning from the perspectives of allied health and medical professionals.

This is a systematic evaluation of health care delivery methods to a complex group of patients, which will serve as a nidus for ongoing research in both health outcomes research, and biomedical research.

The creation of this multifaceted clinic in an organized manner would permit evaluation of all of the components of it, and also demonstrate the importance of collaboration between disciplines and between public health care initiatives and industry partners, who would fund this clinic infrastructure and research components in the initial phase.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients currently attending or who would be eligible to attend 2 or more of the following clinics: cardiac, diabetic or kidney

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those patients currently attending the diabetic, cardiac or kidney clinics who do not have more than one condition (i.e. who have only one of the diagnoses) or who refuse to sign informed consent
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00175721

Canada, British Columbia
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Adeera Levin, MD University of British Columbia
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00175721     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H04-50008 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
Combined Clinic
Chronic Kidney Disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on May 01, 2016