Feasibility and Outcomes of Older Patients Hospitalization

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified June 2007 by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 21, 2007
Information provided by:
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Hospitalization is a traumatic event for the patient and his family at any age nevertheless in the older age. One of its consequences is the difficulty to resume previous activity of daily living especially in older (over 75 years) patients. Sub acute completes the acute phase of the hospitalization and its main purpose is to improve the patient's functional status and quality of life. There are not enough clinical trails to proof this assumption. The purpose of our study is to compare the outcome of acute and sub-acute hospitalization programs by a randomized controlled prospective intervention study. Outcome measures will comprise activity of daily living, functional status, re-hospitalization and utilization of medical services following the hospitalization.Study hypothesis is that sub-acute hospitalization will improve outcomes and will cost less.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Community-Acquired Pneumonia Exacerbation of Chronic Heart Failure Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Cellulitis Procedure: sub-acute hospitalization Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : July 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : August 2007

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age over 65
  • Hemodynamic, nutritional and respiratory stability
  • eligibility for sub- acute hospitalization

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Oncological active disease
  • uncorrectable hypoxemia (oxygen saturation 90%),
  • suspected myocardial ischemia
  • presence of an acute illness, other than the target illness

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00489021

Contact: Doron Nezer, M.D. 972-9-8633272

Sponsors and Collaborators
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Doron Nezer, M.D. Clalit Health Services, Israel Identifier: NCT00489021     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20/2007-1-HY-CTIL
First Posted: June 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 21, 2007
Last Verified: June 2007

Keywords provided by Hillel Yaffe Medical Center:
Subacute care
Activities of Daily Living
Cognition assessment
Mood assessment
Incontinence control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Lung Diseases
Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Connective Tissue Diseases
Pathologic Processes