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PECARN Emergency Care Registry

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01657344
First Posted: August 6, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2017
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Collaborator:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  Purpose
The objectives of this study are to: develop an emergency care visit registry for pediatric patients for Quality Improvement purposes and to support future research; to use the emergency care visit registry to collect stakeholder-prioritized emergency care performance improvement measures for important pediatric medical and trauma conditions at the level of the Emergency Department (ED) and individual clinical; and report emergency care performance improvement measures to individual ED clinicians and sites, and measure subsequent changes in quality performance. The hypothesis is that by providing this type of information to individual clinicians will result in improved performance and decreased variability (variation) of care for an individual clinician, between different clinicians, and eventually between hospital sites.

Condition
Pediatric Emergency Care

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Improving the Quality of Pediatric Emergency Care Using an Electronic Medical Record Registry and Clinician Feedback

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Further study details as provided by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in quality performance measures of emergency care clinicians. [ Time Frame: 36 months ]
    Emergency care performance improvement measures will be reported to individual emergency department clinicians and sites, and subsequent changes in quality performance will be measured.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Develop an emergency care visit registry for pediatric patients for Quality Improvement purposes and to support future research. [ Time Frame: 36 months ]

Enrollment: 1943606
Study Start Date: January 2011
Study Completion Date: July 20, 2017
Primary Completion Date: July 20, 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
ED Patients
All patients (age 0-18 regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender and of diagnosis or chronic health condition) who are registered in the ED in the calendar year of 2011 and during a 24 month study period between 2012 and 2015.
ED Practitioners
All licensed independent practitioners who practice in the ED.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Study subjects are all patients (0-18 regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender and of diagnosis or chronic health condition) who are registered to the ED in calendar year of 2011 and during a 36 month study period between 2012 and 2016; all licensed independent practitioners who practice in the ED will also be study subjects.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients (0-18) who registered in the ED during 2011 and during a 36 month study period between 2012 and 2016
  • All licensed independent practitioners in the ED during 2011 and during a 36 month study period between 2012 and 2016

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Greater than 18 years of age for ED patients
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01657344


Locations
United States, Colorado
The Children's Hospital of Colorado
Aurora, Colorado, United States, 80045
United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States, 20010
United States, Ohio
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
United States, Pennsylvania
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
United States, Utah
Data Coordinating Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84158
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Elizabeth R Alpern, MD Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01657344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-009177
R01HS020270-01A1 ( U.S. AHRQ Grant/Contract )
First Submitted: August 2, 2012
First Posted: August 6, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 25, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: When the study is completed, the data coordinating center (DCC) will prepare a distributable database in compliance with Federal requirements.This database will be de-identified sufficiently that it will not be subject to Federal regulations nor the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).There is provision to destroy identifiers before integrating patient data into the registry. Investigators will destroy the master list after 3 years after completion of the research.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes