Centers for Education on Research and Therapeutics - Heart Failure: Targeted Intervention Study (CERTs-HF)
The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a quarterly feedback, education and performance improvement site-based intervention has a greater impact on quality performance and adherence to evidenced-based guidelines than existing on-demand feedback. This study will use a randomized design to compare changes in quality performance and adherence to selected measures among hospitals using existing on-demand reports and general quality improvement (QI) efforts versus those receiving intensive, targeted QI feedback via reports, teleconferences, webinars, and specialized tool kits.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
|Official Title:||Centers for Education on Research and Therapeutics - Heart Failure: Targeted Intervention Study|
- Improvement in the overall opportunity-based composite of measures eligible for intervention (absolute score difference compared to the control arm) based on the existing Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement Measures and Quality Measures. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Improvement in Defect Free (all or none) score based on the combined Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement and Quality Measures [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Improvement in scores of each individual Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Achievement and Quality Measure [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Improvement in length of stay and in-patient mortality. [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2010|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Control
Standard quality improvement approaches available through participation in Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure.
Active Comparator: Intervention
Enhanced and/or intensive quality improvement approaches, coupled with standard approaches available through participation in Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure.
Behavioral: Intensive quality improvement tools
Personalized performance improvement interventions, including premier site data reports, personalized feedback/teleconferences, comprehensive toolkits, and focused webinars; in addition to other general QI tools typically available through participation in Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00979264
|United States, North Carolina|
|Duke Clinical Research Institute|
|Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705|
|Principal Investigator:||Eric D Peterson, MD, MPH||Duke Clinical Research Institute|