The Effect of Informative Letters on the Prescription and Receipt of Seroquel
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02467933|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : June 10, 2015
Last Update Posted : March 8, 2016
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Economics Fraud Delivery of Health Care Health Expenditures Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)||Other: Placebo letter Other: Initial Informative letter Other: Followup Informative Letter||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||5055 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Informative Letters on the Prescription and Receipt of Seroquel|
|Study Start Date :||April 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||July 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2017|
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
The placebo arm receives a placebo letter unrelated to Seroquel
Other: Placebo letter
The placebo letter describes a new rule in Medicare that requires prescribers to enroll in Medicare
Experimental: Informative Letter
The interventional arm prescribers receive an initial informative letter (called a comparative billing report or peer activity report) followed by 2 followup informative letters at approximately 3 month intervals.
Other: Initial Informative letter
The intervention is a letter that describes the Seroquel prescribing activity of the individual in comparison to a peer group of similar prescribers. It highlights the fact that the prescriber's activity is highly unlike her peers.
Other: Followup Informative Letter
The followup informative letter is identical to the initial informative letter except it provides an update on more recent prescribing rather than a description of earlier prescribing.
- 30-day equivalent prescribing of Seroquel treatments [ Time Frame: 9 months ]The prescribing of Seroquel over the 9 months following the initial sending of the letters. Prescribing is defined as the total "days supply" of Seroquel attributed to the prescriber, expressed in "30-day equivalents" i.e. divided by 30.
- 30-day equivalent prescribing of Seroquel treatments [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
- 30-day equivalent prescribing of Seroquel treatments [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
- 30-day equivalent prescribing of Seroquel treatments [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02467933
|Principal Investigator:||Adam Sacarny, PhD||Columbia University|