Integrated Client Care Project Trial: Wound Care Evaluation (ICCP-WC)
This study will compare wound care clients who receive "integrated care" versus "usual care" in Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) in Ontario. Data will be collected by existing administrative databases and linked by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). The researchers will analyze these databases and report findings.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Integrated Client Care Project Randomized Control Trial: Wound Care Evaluation|
- percentage of patients whose wound heals within the outcomes benchmark [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]percentage of patients whose wound heals within the outcomes benchmark
- time to wound healing outcomes [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]time to wound healing outcomes
- total patient length of stay [ Time Frame: at patient discharge, up to 365 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]total patient length of stay
|Study Start Date:||June 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||January 2015|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: integrated client care group
The researchers are interested in finding out whether the intervention ("integrated care") helps to improve patient outcomes. A randomized control trial of wound care clients in Ontario CCACs will show the effects of the intervention (integrated care) versus "usual care" clients. The researchers will also examine the financial system costs associated with providing "integrated care" to clients versus "usual care".
The researchers expect to answer the research question of whether there is difference in patient outcomes between "integrated care" versus "usual care clients." The researchers also would like to formulate a response for whether there will be financial system cost difference between "integrated care" and "usual care" clients.
The goal of this evaluation is to help decision-makers in the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), in the Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) and among provider organizations to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes for wound care clients, by evaluating innovations in the delivery of care.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01573832
|Principal Investigator:||Merrick F Zwarenstein, MB, PhD||Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital|