Evaluating Patient and Physician Cost Knowledge in the Emergency Department
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Camille Hollifield, University of Utah
First received: June 10, 2013
Last updated: December 1, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The purpose of this study is to identify existing cost knowledge of Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians and patients and investigates its reported impacts on medical compliance. A cross-sectional survey will be administered electronically to Emergency Medicine physicians at the University of Utah Hospital and the Emergency Physician Integrated Care, LLC (EPIC) who staff ten-community hospital Emergency Departments (ED) in order to investigate physician knowledge and attitudes regarding cost and perceived patient compliance. In addition, a cross-sectional survey will be administered to a convenience sample of patients presenting to the University of Utah Emergency Department to obtain information about their cost knowledge and reported compliance. All ED patients will complete a follow-up phone survey to measure compliance with recommendations made during the ED visits. Following administration of the baseline survey physicians will be provided the prices of the test and procedures and will be re-surveyed 30-days later as a post intervention test to measure changes in knowledge and attitudes.
The Focus of the Study is Assessing Current Knowledge of the Cost of Medical Care Consumed and Prescribed in the ED.
||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
||Do Providers and Consumers Know the Cost of Common Tests and Procedures Delivered in the Emergency Department?
Primary Outcome Measures:
Secondary Outcome Measures:
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Emergency Department Patients
Emergency Medicine Physicians
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
There will be two distinct study populations in this study. The first population will consist of physicians from Emergency Medicine. There are 51 Emergency Medicine physicians at the University of Utah (27 attending, 24 residents); there are 138 board-certified Emergency Medicine physicians in the EPIC group therefore a projected provider cohort of n=90 (about 50% of 189) is anticipated. The only exclusion criterion for physicians is they do not practice in one of the above-mentioned provider groups.
The second population will consist of patients presenting to the University Utah Emergency Department who are determined by the attending physicians to be mentally and physically competent to complete the questionnaire (n=450). Included in this cohort are all English speaking patients who are eighteen years of age and older, who are deemed psychologically and medically stable by the ED care provider, are not prisoners, and were not brought in by EMS.
Inclusion Criteria Patient Population:
- 18 years old or older
- Deemed psychologically and medically stable by the ED care provide
- Speak English
Exclusion Criteria Patient Population:
- Brought to Emergency Department by Emergency Medical Service
Inclusion Criteria Physician Population:
- Employed in target medical practices
Exclusion Criteria Physician Population:
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01883778
|University of Utah
|Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84132 |
University of Utah
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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
||Camille Hollifield, PhD, MPH, University of Utah
History of Changes
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|Study First Received:
||June 10, 2013
||December 1, 2014
||United States: Institutional Review Board
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Attitudes of health personnel
Attitudes of patients