Integrated Client Care Project Trial: Wound Care Evaluation (ICCP-WC)

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Identifier:
First received: January 13, 2012
Last updated: December 19, 2014
Last verified: December 2014

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.

Condition Intervention
Other: integrated client care group
Other: usual care

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Integrated Client Care Project Randomized Control Trial: Wound Care Evaluation

Further study details as provided by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Other: integrated client care group
    receives integrated client care for wound treatment
    Other: usual care
    receives usual care for wound treatment
Detailed Description:

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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients who receive wound care from participating Ontario Community Care Access Centres.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • receives wound care from Community Care Access Centre provider
  • adults over age 18 in Ontario

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients who do not receive wound care from Ontario Community Care Access Centres
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01573832

Sponsors and Collaborators
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Principal Investigator: Merrick F Zwarenstein, MB, PhD Sunnybrook and Women's Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Identifier: NCT01573832     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-289c
Study First Received: January 13, 2012
Last Updated: December 19, 2014
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee processed this record on May 21, 2015