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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00927160
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

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
This is an observational study which enrolled patients hospitalized from November 2008 to August 2011 at the Mount Sinai Hospital from the MACE Service or general medical service.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
No group assignment as this is observational.

Reporting Groups
  Description
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

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    MACE Group   Usual Care Group
STARTED   173   173 
COMPLETED   173   173 
NOT COMPLETED   0   0 



  Baseline Characteristics
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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
  Description
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
Total Total of all reporting groups

Baseline Measures
   MACE Group   Usual Care Group   Total 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 173   173   346 
Age 
[Units: Years]
Mean (Standard Deviation)
 85.2  (5.3)   84.7  (5.4)   85.0  (5.4) 
Gender 
[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 ]


  Serious Adverse Events
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Additional Description serious and/or other [non-serious] adverse events were not collected/assessed

Reporting Groups
  Description
Mobile ACE Patients admitted to the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Service
Usual Care Matching group of patients admitted to general medical service

Serious Adverse Events
    Mobile ACE   Usual Care
Total, Serious Adverse Events     
# participants affected / at risk   0/0   0/0 




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  Limitations and Caveats
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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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