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Evaluation of the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Identifier:
First received: June 22, 2009
Last updated: August 13, 2013
Last verified: August 2013
Results First Received: June 7, 2013  
Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort;   Time Perspective: Prospective
Condition: Model of Care for Hospitalized Older Adults

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  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
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Reporting Groups
MACE Group Elderly patients admitted to the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit.
Usual Care Group Elderly patients admitted to the general medicine service in the hospital
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Baseline Measures
   MACE Group   Usual Care Group   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 173   173   346 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 85.2  (5.3)   84.7  (5.4)   85.0  (5.4) 
[Units: Participants]
Female   132   126   258 
Male   41   47   88 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   173   173   346 

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   Length of Hospital Stay   [ Time Frame: Depending on hospital stay ]

2.  Secondary:   Rehospitalization Rate   [ Time Frame: 30 days ]

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