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In-Hospital Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Aged Acute Medical Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merete Gregersen, University of Aarhus Identifier:
First received: November 2, 2011
Last updated: January 6, 2012
Last verified: January 2012
The purpose of this study is to compare acute ill elderly medical patients in a geriatric department with general medical departments, and to examine the effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the geriatric setting compared with general medical care.

Acute Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

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Further study details as provided by Merete Gregersen, University of Aarhus:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Comorbidity [ Time Frame: At hospital admission (day 1) ]
    By Charlsons Comorbidity Index

  • Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: Number of days of hospitalization an expected average of 8 days ]
    Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 8 days.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Acute readmission [ Time Frame: 30 days and 90 days ]
    The number of acute readmissions in the participants within 30 days and 90 days after the discharge, respectively.

  • Mortality [ Time Frame: Within 30 days after hospital admission ]
    The number of short-term mortality in the participants within 30 days after hospital admission.

Enrollment: 3877
Study Start Date: January 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients admitted to Geriatric Department
The patients receive comprehensive geriatric assessment
Patients admitted to general medical departments
This group do not receive comprehensive geriatric assessment

Detailed Description:


1) a cross-sectional study followed by 2) a subgroup study by retrospective follow-up


Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Acute medical patients aged 80 years or older

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients admitted to the departments of medicine at Aarhus University Hospital either through the emergency medical ward or directly to the medical wards in the period from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients admitted to the neurology-, cardiology-, nephrology- or haematology departments, and patients discharged directly to their homes from the emergency medical ward.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01506180

Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Central Denmark Region, Denmark, 8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Aarhus
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Merete Gregersen, Principal Investigator, Master of Health Science, University of Aarhus Identifier: NCT01506180     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CGA-GD-2011
Study First Received: November 2, 2011
Last Updated: January 6, 2012

Keywords provided by Merete Gregersen, University of Aarhus:
acute medical care
comprehensive geriatric assessment
Health Services for the Aged
Geriatric Assessment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acute Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 21, 2017