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Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of Nursing Home Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00384709
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2011
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Maimonides Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital pose a significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these admissions and related problems. However, it is yet to be proven, whether geriatric training helps to overcome any of these issues in a better way than through non-geriatric education. The study aims to prove that geriatric training provides advantages over non-geriatric training in caring for nursing home patients admitted to the hospital.

Condition or disease
Frail Elderly Patient Care

Detailed Description:

Context: Nursing home patients admitted to the hospital pose a significant challenge for health care providers. Geriatric age, frailty, multiple readmissions, prolonged length of stay, and high mortality are just a few attributes of nursing home patients in the hospital. Geriatric teaching pays particular attention to these challenging problems. However, it is yet to be proven, whether geriatric training helps to overcome any of these issues in a better way than through non-geriatric education.

Objective: To test the hypothesis that geriatric care provides advantages over non-geriatric training in caring for nursing home patients admitted to the hospital in regards to length of stay, rate of expirations and rate of readmissions. The secondary objective is to compare expirations and readmissions among patients cared for by geriatricians and non-geriatricians.

Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective cohort study of patients admitted from Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH) to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) over a certain period of time and under the care of geriatricians, non-geriatric internists, and surgeons. Comparison of the three study groups by age, sex, expiration rate, length of hospital stay (LOS) and readmission rate. Comparison of expired patients by age, sex and average LOS. Comparison of readmissions, expiration rate, by preservation of continuity of care, and by emergency room visits without admission.


Study Type : Observational
Official Title: Geriatric Education and Its Effect on Certain Aspects of Hospital Care of the Nursing Home Patients
Study Start Date : September 2006
Study Completion Date : October 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
- All patients admitted to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) from affiliated Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH) for a 3 month period.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) from affiliated Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Nursing Home (MJGNH) for a 3 month period.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Maimonides Medical Center
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sergey I Genkin, MD Maimonides Medical Center

Responsible Party: Sergey I Genkin, MD, Maimonides Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00384709     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: gerivsnot
First Posted: October 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Maimonides Medical Center:
Elderly
Hospitalization
Geriatrics
Mortality
Readmission
Length of Stay