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Urgent Care for the Elderly: Impairment and Home Care Services (EPIGER)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02900391
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2016
Last Update Posted : September 14, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Anne-Laure Feral-Pierssens, European Georges Pompidou Hospital

Brief Summary:

Elderly population is increasing quickly and their need for health care ressources through emergency care is also growing. While these patients are ageing physical impairment often happens along the way. Apart from senior homes, different types and levels of home care services have been developped in order to overcome or to adapt to these situations.

Our goals are:

  • to assess mortality rate depending on home care services level for the elderly population consulting in the ED or being taken in charge by the Emergency Medical System in France.
  • to describe this population in terms of autonomy, impairment and home care services

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 3200 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Urgent Care for the Elderly: Impairment and Home Care Services
Study Start Date : March 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality rate at hospital discharge [ Time Frame: At hospital discharge or 30 days at most ]
    Mortality rate at hospital discharge

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Admission rate [ Time Frame: Admission is decided on the first 24 hours after EMS or ED care, the day of the inclusion ]
    Admission in a medical, surgical or psychiatric unit are considered

  2. Level of home care services [ Time Frame: Questionnaires given the day of the inclusion ]
    Different items in a questionnaire are asked to the patient or family concerning weekly home care services use for patient usually (which type and how often)

  3. Level of health care ressources [ Time Frame: During the ED visit (less than 24 hours), the day of the inclusion ]
    Lab investigations, radiology, surgery, treatment administered

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Ages Eligible for Study:   80 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients aged 80 and over visiting the ED, taking in charge by SMUR (medical EMS) or calling SAMU (medical call center) during 24 hours

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients aged 80 and over

Exclusion Criteria:

  • aged<80 years old

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Responsible Party: Anne-Laure Feral-Pierssens, MD, European Georges Pompidou Hospital Identifier: NCT02900391    
Other Study ID Numbers: EPIGER
First Posted: September 14, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 14, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No