Triage of Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department
The investigators aim to evaluate in a retrospective study the performance of the Swiss Emergency Triage Scale to identify at the door of the Emergency Department patients requiring emergent intervention.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Triage Criteria for Abdominal Pain in the Emergency Department|
- Emergency intervention [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Emergency intervention is a composite outcome of: emergency surgical intervention or radiological intervention or emergent endoscopy
- Time to medical evaluation [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of emergency department stay, an expected average of 5 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We will evaluate the delay between triage evaluation and medical evaluation. We will compute the percentage of patients evaluated within timeframe accordingly to the Swiss Triage Emergency Scale
|Study Start Date:||March 2014|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with abdominal pain
Adult patients admitted to the Emergency Department with a main complaint of abdominal pain
All patients are triaged at the door of our Emergency Department using the Swiss Emergency Triage Scale. Patients with abdominal pain may be triaged in two different emergency levels (level 2: medical evaluation within 20 minutes, level 3: medical evaluation within 2 hours). These levels are determined using a set of specific criteria.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the validity of these specific criteria in order to identify promptly patients with abdominal pain the will require an emergent intervention during their stay in the Emergency Department.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02064127
|Contact: Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH||+41223728132 ext firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Geneva University Hospitals||Not yet recruiting|
|Geneva, Switzerland, 1211|
|Contact: Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH +41223728132 ext 28132 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH|
|Principal Investigator:||Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH||University Hospital, Geneva|