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Inpatient Attending Physician Rotation Duration Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00930111
First Posted: June 30, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian P Lucas, John H. Stroger Hospital
  Purpose
The investigators are testing the effects of a change in teaching attending physicians' rotations (from 4- to 2-week blocks) on patient outcomes (unplanned urgent visits to the health care system, inpatient mortality, and length-of-stay), the educational experiences of residents and medical students and on the quality of the professional lives of the attending physicians.

Condition Intervention
Inpatient Attending Physician Staffing Model Other: 2-week rotation Other: 4-week rotation

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Inpatient Attending Physician Rotation Duration Study

Further study details as provided by Brian P Lucas, John H. Stroger Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Patients' unplanned urgent visits to the health care system. [ Time Frame: 30 days after discharge ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Resident physicians' evaluation of attending physicians' performance. [ Time Frame: During 14 or 28 day rotations ]
  • Medical students' evaluations of attending physicians' performance. [ Time Frame: During 14 or 28 day rotations ]
  • Urgent visits to health care system among attending physicians' outpatient panel (if attending physician has an outpatient panel) [ Time Frame: During and 14 to 28 days after provider's rotation ]
  • Attending physicians' work-life balance, perceived stress, and perceived burn-out. [ Time Frame: During 14 to 28 day rotations ]

Enrollment: 62
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 2 weeks
Attending physicians are physician-of-records for traditional inpatient ward team (housestaff and medical students) for 2 weeks.
Other: 2-week rotation
Attending physician is assigned to a 2-week rotation.
Placebo Comparator: 4 weeks
Attending physicians are physician-of-records for traditional inpatient ward team (housestaff and medical students) for 4 weeks.
Other: 4-week rotation
Attending physician is assigned to a 4-week rotation.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Attending physician on inpatient general medicine wards of Stroger Hospital, Chicago, IL

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Scheduled for less than 6 weeks during the 2009 academic year
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00930111


Locations
United States, Illinois
Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
John H. Stroger Hospital
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Brian P Lucas, Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine (at the time of the study), John H. Stroger Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00930111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Cooker 533
First Submitted: June 29, 2009
First Posted: June 30, 2009
Last Update Posted: September 1, 2015
Last Verified: August 2015

Keywords provided by Brian P Lucas, John H. Stroger Hospital:
inpatient
hospitalists
residency
job satisfaction
burnout, professional
professional practice
medical education