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Multicenter Study of Generation Comorbidity Score

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Diego Hernan Giunta, MD, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Identifier:
First received: April 29, 2011
Last updated: March 19, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
The purpose of the study is to generate and valid a co-morbidity score with updated definitions and suitable for use in Argentina in both public and private settings. These tools would allow us to compare different populations in Argentina adjusting for comorbidities. Also, this would potentially help attending physicians and health administrators.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Multicenter Study for the Generation of a Score of Comorbidities

Further study details as provided by Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • generate a co-morbidity score [ Time Frame: 12 months follow up ]
    Generate a co-morbidity score that measures the weight for individuals morbidities with respect to death.

Enrollment: 2640
Study Start Date: April 2009
Study Completion Date: December 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
generation cohort
Included 5 hospitals from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Detailed Description:

The investigators will generate a co-morbidity score, perform the score validation and generate an online calculator for the score (open access).

Finally, a score validation for extreme values of score will be performed to ensure representativeness of these patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults, who were admitted to hospital for a non programme admission, medical or surgical admission

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult 17 older
  • admitted to hospital within 72 hours of admission
  • non programed admission

Exclusion Criteria:

  • negative to participate
  • 72 hs mortality expected
  • obstetrics admissions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01346111

Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos Piñeyro
Junin, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1181
Hospital Complejo Médico de la Policía Federal Argentina Churruca-Visca
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1181
Hospital General de Agudos Vélez Sarfield
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1181
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1181
Hospital Lagomaggiore
Mendoza, Argentina
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Principal Investigator: Diego H Giunta, MD Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
  More Information

Responsible Party: Diego Hernan Giunta, MD, MD, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires Identifier: NCT01346111     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1385
Study First Received: April 29, 2011
Last Updated: March 19, 2015 processed this record on April 26, 2017