Telephone Call From Acute Care Physicians to Long Term Care Physicians: Impact on Transitional Care of Elderly Patients

This study has been completed.
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Maimonides Medical Center Identifier:
First received: January 23, 2006
Last updated: August 17, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
A telephone call from a physician taking care of a patient in the hospital to a physician in the long term care setting at the time of discharge can improve transitional care for elderly patients. We believe direct communication between physicians can reduce re-hospitalizations, medication errors, morbidity and mortality. No studies have been done that involve physician-to-physician sign-outs after hospital discharge to the nursing home. In our study, we would like to address the breakdown in the transfer of information to the nursing home setting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Alzheimer Disease
Parkinson Disease
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention

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Further study details as provided by Maimonides Medical Center:

Study Completion Date: October 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients transitioning from the Acute Care for The Elderly (ACE) Unit patients at Maimonides Medical Center to Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center (MJGC).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • AGE BELOW 65
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00281749

United States, New York
Maimonide Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maimonides Medical Center
Principal Investigator: SERGEY I GENKIN, MD Maimonides Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00281749     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05/12/VA03
Study First Received: January 23, 2006
Last Updated: August 17, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alzheimer Disease
Parkinson Disease
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Parkinsonian Disorders
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