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In Home Hospital Care Program

This study has been completed.
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Information provided by:
University of Rochester Identifier:
First received: October 5, 2005
Last updated: August 15, 2007
Last verified: October 2005
To assess the hypothesis that In Home Hospital Care (IHHC) is as safe and effective, less burdensome to families, and less expensive for care of common acute pediatric problems now managed with hospitalization.

Condition Intervention
Common Acute Problems
Procedure: pediatric nursing used in home to avoid hospitalization

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: In Home Hospital Care Program

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Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • IHHC delivers a more valuable service at lower cost.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 1997
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2000
Detailed Description:

A randomized trial compared health care systems with and without IHHC. Eligible children presented to the Emergency Department of our medical center, had common acute problems, and were considered for hospital admission.

Physicians decided disposition from the emergency department. Note that subjects were not randomized directly to IHHC but to a system of care that either included IHHC or did not. To allow best use of scarce home nursing resources, we used a disproportionate selection favoring the system with IHHC.

Quality measures included adverse events, parent anxiety and satisfaction with care, family disruption, and perceived child health.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Randomized from acute care clients presenting in Emergency Department to IHHC

Exclusion Criteria:

Randomized from acute care clients presenting in Emergency Department to inpatient hospital care.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00234780

United States, New York
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
Principal Investigator: Kenneth M. McConnochie, MD,MPH University of Rochester
  More Information Identifier: NCT00234780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6427
MCHB MCJ-360831
NINR 5 R01NR04501-03
Study First Received: October 5, 2005
Last Updated: August 15, 2007

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