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Point Of Care Testing In Danish General Practice (POCIP)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01152151
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 30, 2014
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
University of Copenhagen
The Copenhagen General Practice Laboratorium
Centre for Quality Development and CME for GP's in the Capital Region
Region Capital Denmark
Information provided by:
Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen

Brief Summary:
The aim of this project is to evaluate the efficacy of electronic reminder letters versus postal reminder letters on general practices adherence to clinical quality guidelines regarding Point Of Care Testing (POCT).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Point-of-Care Testing Device: Postal reminder letters Device: Electronic reminder letters Device: Reminder letters Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 213 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Point-Of-Care Testing In Danish General Practice: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Study Start Date : August 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Postal reminders
Postal reminders
Device: Postal reminder letters
Postal reminder letters if adherence is not obtained (up to four)
Other Name: POST

Device: Reminder letters
up to four reminder letters in september - december 2010
Other Name: POCIP study

Active Comparator: Electronic reminders
Electronic reminders
Device: Electronic reminder letters
Electronic reminder letters if adherence is not obtained (up to four)
Other Name: ELECTRONIC

Device: Reminder letters
up to four reminder letters in september - december 2010
Other Name: POCIP study




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total number of split tests performed in study period. [ Time Frame: January - April 2011 ]
    Total number of split tests performed in study period.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of practices with a high quality of tests defined as 75% of the performed split tests for INR within the accepted interval according to the CGPL quality guidelines1 in study period. [ Time Frame: January - April 2011 ]
    Proportion of practices with a high quality of tests defined as 75% of the performed split tests for INR within the accepted interval according to the CGPL quality guidelines1 in study period.

  2. Proportion of practices conducting split tests in study period. [ Time Frame: January - April 2011 ]
    Proportion of practices conducting split tests in study period.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All GPs using at least 5 INR POCT analysis during baseline period (january-april 2010)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • GPs stopping during study period.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01152151


Locations
Denmark
Research Unit of General Practice
Copenhagen, Capital, Denmark, 1014
Sponsors and Collaborators
Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen
The Copenhagen General Practice Laboratorium
Centre for Quality Development and CME for GP's in the Capital Region
Region Capital Denmark
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Frans B Waldorff, PhD Research Unit of General Practice

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: GP, Associate Research Professor Frans Boch Waldorff, The Research Unit for General Practice, Copenhagen, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01152151     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GP00990001
First Posted: June 29, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2014
Last Verified: June 2010

Keywords provided by Research Unit Of General Practice, Copenhagen:
Heading Health Plan Implementation
General Practice
Point of care testing
education