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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04114110
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : October 3, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 15, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
La Trobe University
Cornell University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

Brief Summary:
This study will examine the productivity of the hospital workforce utilizing a unique dataset that is stored at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust (RWT). The data is recorded by a Real Time Location System (RTLS) that tracks the second-by-second physical location of patients, staff, and medical equipment. Using this data, the plan is to measure the amount of time that clinical staff spend with patients and with other clinical staff, and then explore how these measures of contact time influence patient health outcomes. The data will also be used to measure the location and movement of patients during their hospital stay, and test the impact of moving patients between wards on their health outcomes. In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, impact of COVID19 on patient contact time, patient outcomes and professional working practices will also be examined.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Inpatients Staff Other: RTLS data

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 2000 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Retrospective, Observational Analysis Using Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) Technology to Explore the Effects of Clinical Staffing on Hospital Productivity and Patient Health Outcomes
Actual Study Start Date : January 6, 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2020

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Admitted inpatients
no intervention
Other: RTLS data
data extraction from RTLS

Staff with RTLS badges
no intervention
Other: RTLS data
data extraction from RTLS




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of in-hospital deaths (RWT specific) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    in-hospital mortality figures

  2. Number of readmissions (RWT specific) [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    readmission figures

  3. Length of stay [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    total amount of time in hospital

  4. Nurse sensitive indicators [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Number of Falls, medication errors, pressure ulcers and Urinary Tract Infections

  5. Number of Adverse incidents affecting patient care [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Number and description of Adverse incidents affecting patient care as recorded by the Datix information system (e.g. falls, medication errors)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All admitted inpatients between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2019, and all staff members with RTLS badges, at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT), Wolverhampton.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted to inpatient departments at RWT and are present at RWT during the period of 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019 inclusive.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients admitted to outpatient wards at RWT;
  • Patients that were not admitted at or discharged from RWT between 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019 inclusive.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04114110


Locations
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United Kingdom
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom, WV10 0QP
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
La Trobe University
Cornell University
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Responsible Party: The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04114110    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2019SUR107
First Posted: October 3, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 15, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: No participant data is planned to be shared.

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No