Emergency Department-Based Palliative Care for Advanced Cancer Patients
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01358110|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 23, 2011
Last Update Posted : June 26, 2015
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Advanced Cancer Metastatic Cancer||Other: Early palliative care consultation Other: Care as usual|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||136 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Emergency Department-Based Palliative Care for Advanced Cancer Patients|
|Study Start Date :||May 2011|
|Primary Completion Date :||January 2015|
|Study Completion Date :||January 2015|
Experimental: Early palliative care consultation
Early palliative care consultation for ED patients with advanced cancer.
Other: Early palliative care consultation
Patients will have symptoms assessed, have goals of care discussion with family and team present, and surrogate designated, as well as coordination of care and home services.
Care as usual
Care as usual, may or may not receive palliative care consultation
Other: Care as usual
Standard care as usual which may or may not include palliative care consultation
- Quality of life and quality of mental health at 6 weeks and 12 weeks as compared from baseline [ Time Frame: at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks ]Comparison of life and quality of mental health from baseline to 6 weeks and 12 weeks.
- Inpatient costs per day/cost of stay during hospitalization [ Time Frame: 6 months after hospital discharge ]Costs per day during incident admission and total cost of entire incident hospital stay
- Hospital length of stay [ Time Frame: 6 months after hospital discharge ]Number of days hospitalized for incident admission: i.e., date of admission and date of discharge, difference between those two dates.
- Survival [ Time Frame: at time of enrollment ]Survival days from day of enrollment to day of death or study termination
- Readmissions within 6 months of discharge [ Time Frame: 6 months from hospital discharge ]
- Repeat visits to the ED in 6 months [ Time Frame: 6 months from hospital discharge ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01358110
|United States, New York|
|Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|
|New York, New York, United States, 10029|
|Principal Investigator:||Corita Grudzen, MD, MSHS||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai|