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Discharge Planning Assessment of Family Needs

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00759213
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2012
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christiana Care Health Services

September 24, 2008
September 25, 2008
February 17, 2012
December 2007
November 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Discharge Planning Assessment of Family Needs
Discharge Planning Assessment of Family Needs and Concerns at the Time of Infant's Discharge in the NICU

It is well established within pediatric and neonatal medicine that social and traditionally "non-medical" aspects of the home environment and conditions after discharge influence neonatal health both in the acute and long-term setting. Government programs and laws exist that are designed for the provision of basic pediatric health needs. Unfortunately, deficits in obtaining those services lead to preventable poor health outcomes. Hospital social workers and discharge planners are able to identify appropriate services, while lawyers are experts in ensuring those rights and services are actually obtained and delivered.

West Side Health of CCHS has implemented a medical-legal partnership along the pathways advocated by the Medical Legal Partnership for Children as part of their clinical care services. Before implementing a similar system in the NICU, a needs assessment will be performed first.

The purpose of this study is to determine what the health care team (physicians, nurses, social workers, discharge planners, etc) through our discharge planning practice establishes as the legal needs. We will collect information which is normally collected by the health care team as a part of their usual care and assessment for discharge planning. The families will not be approached directly by study staff.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample
Infants in the NICU
Family Needs / Concerns
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Any infant with a length of stay in the NICU of at least 7 days.
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September 2009
November 2008   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Infants admitted to the NICU
  • Length of stay > 6 days
  • Discharge to home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Length of stay </= 6 days
  • Discharge to another hospital
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 12 Months   (Child)
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United States
 
 
NCT00759213
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Christiana Care Health Services
Christiana Care Health Services
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Principal Investigator: Robert G. Locke, DO Christiana Care Health Services
Christiana Care Health Services
February 2012