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Evaluation of the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00927160
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 24, 2009
Results First Posted : August 14, 2013
Last Update Posted : August 23, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine if a new model of care, the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit is beneficial in improving patient outcomes for elderly patients admitted to the hospital.

Condition or disease
Model of Care for Hospitalized Older Adults

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 346 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit
Study Start Date : June 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2012

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Group/Cohort
MACE group
Elderly patients admitted to the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.
Usual Care group
Elderly patients admitted to the general medicine service in the hospital



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of Hospital Stay [ Time Frame: Depending on hospital stay ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rehospitalization Rate [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    30 days for readmission rate



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Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults hospitalized with a general medical condition in a tertiary hospital in an urban setting
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to general medical service either to Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit or to general medicine 75 years or older.
  • Patients or surrogates must be reachable by the phone.
  • Patient must have a Sinai affiliated physician who is identified by patient or surrogate to be primary care provider

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is less than 75 years old.
  • The patient was admitted to specialty services including cardiology—telemetry unit, intensive care, surgery, Respiratory Care Unit (RCU).
  • The patient was previously admitted to an outside hospital and now transferred to Mount Sinai for further care.
  • The patient cannot be contacted by telephone.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00927160


Locations
United States, New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William Hung, MD, MPH Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Publications:
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Responsible Party: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00927160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-0272
First Posted: June 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: August 14, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:
Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit
Geriatric Models of Care