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The Application of Performance Improvement Principles to the Patient Throughput Process in an Adult Outpatient Pain Treatment Clinic

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00888420
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 27, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This study is undertaken to assess and improve the existing patient flow, or so-called throughput process, in an adult outpatient pain treatment clinic.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Chronic Pain Other: Performance Improvement Measures

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1221 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Application of Performance Improvement Principles to the Patient Throughput Process in an Adult Outpatient Pain Treatment Clinic
Study Start Date : February 2008
Primary Completion Date : November 2010
Study Completion Date : November 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Chronic Pain
U.S. FDA Resources

Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Medical Management
Patient satisfaction under current operational conditions
Interventional Management
Patient satisfaction under the PSDA (Plan, do, study, act) performance improvement measures
Other: Performance Improvement Measures
PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) performance improvement measures


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. the total time patients spend to receive chronic pain treatment [ Time Frame: prospective ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The total time health care providers must devote to delivering chronic pain treatment [ Time Frame: prospective ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Outpatient pain clinic patients
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 19-100 years of age.
  • patient presenting to the UAB Highlands Pain Treatment Clinic for initial evaluation and treatment or subsequent follow-up evaluation and treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <19 or >100 years of age
  • a current prisoner
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00888420


Locations
United States, Alabama
UAB Highlands Pain Treatment Clinic
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH UAB Department of Anesthesiology
More Information

Responsible Party: Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00888420     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X080201003
First Posted: April 27, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Keywords provided by Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Chronic Pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms