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Testing the Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Brian Jack, Boston University Identifier:
First received: November 10, 2005
Last updated: February 27, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
Results First Received: February 10, 2009  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized;   Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment;   Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor);   Primary Purpose: Prevention
Condition: All
Intervention: Behavioral: Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge

  Participant Flow

  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
Re-engineered Hospital Discharge Participants received the "Re-Engineered Hospital Discharge", a set of 11 discrete, mutually reinforcing components provided by a Discharge Advocate and re-enforced by a telephone call 2-4 days after discharge by a clinical pharmacist.
Standard Hospital Discharge Participants received the routine, standard hospital discharge.
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   Re-engineered Hospital Discharge   Standard Hospital Discharge   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 373   376   749 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
<=18 years      0   0.0%      0   0.0%      0   0.0% 
Between 18 and 65 years      312  83.6%      314  83.5%      626  83.6% 
>=65 years      61  16.4%      62  16.5%      123  16.4% 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 50.1  (15.1)   49.6  (15.3)   49.9  (15.2) 
Sex: Female, Male 
[Units: Participants]
Count of Participants
Female      178  47.7%      199  52.9%      377  50.3% 
Male      195  52.3%      177  47.1%      372  49.7% 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   373   376   749 

  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Total Number of Rehospitalizations (Emergency Department Visits Plus Hospital Admissions) in the 30 Days After Discharge.   [ Time Frame: 30 days after discharge ]

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
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