Consultation in the Emergency Department (5 Cs)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 16, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 16, 2011
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University of Illinois at Chicago

Brief Summary:
This study intends to evaluate consultation in the Emergency Department. The purpose is to demonstrate that standardizing communication in the Emergency Department may lead to improved consultation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Communication Behavioral: 5 Cs Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 43 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Study Demonstrating a Novel, Effective Model of Communication Among Physicians: The 5 Cs of Consultation
Study Start Date : May 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2010

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 5 Cs
Educational intervention
Behavioral: 5 Cs
education on consultation

No Intervention: Control Behavioral: 5 Cs
education on consultation

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Consultation effectiveness as measured by global rating scale and checklist
    Two measures (global rating scale and checklist assessments) will be used to measure effectiveness of the intervention. The checklist will be based off of the educational intervention, the 5 Cs, and the global rating scale will be based on expert assessment.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Emergency medicine residents (PGY1-5)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Did not want to partake in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01316172

United States, Illinois
University of Illinois-Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Illinois at Chicago

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Chad S. Kessler, MD, University of Illinois-Chicago Identifier: NCT01316172     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Consult 1
First Posted: March 16, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 16, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011

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