We updated the design of this site on September 25th. Learn more.
Show more
ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00927160
First Posted: June 24, 2009
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2013
The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to determine if a new model of care, the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit is beneficial in improving patient outcomes for elderly patients admitted to the hospital.

Condition
Model of Care for Hospitalized Older Adults

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of the Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit

Further study details as provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rehospitalization Rate [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    30 days for readmission rate


Enrollment: 346
Study Start Date: June 2009
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
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

  Show Detailed Description

  Eligibility

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   75 Years and older   (Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Older adults hospitalized with a general medical condition in a tertiary hospital in an urban setting
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients admitted to general medical service either to Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly (MACE) Unit or to general medicine 75 years or older.
  • Patients or surrogates must be reachable by the phone.
  • Patient must have a Sinai affiliated physician who is identified by patient or surrogate to be primary care provider

Exclusion Criteria:

  • The patient is less than 75 years old.
  • The patient was admitted to specialty services including cardiology—telemetry unit, intensive care, surgery, Respiratory Care Unit (RCU).
  • The patient was previously admitted to an outside hospital and now transferred to Mount Sinai for further care.
  • The patient cannot be contacted by telephone.
  Contacts and Locations
Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00927160


Locations
United States, New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States, 10029
Sponsors and Collaborators
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Investigators
Principal Investigator: William Hung, MD, MPH Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  More Information

Publications:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00927160     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 08-0272
First Submitted: June 22, 2009
First Posted: June 24, 2009
Results First Submitted: June 7, 2013
Results First Posted: August 14, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 23, 2013
Last Verified: August 2013

Keywords provided by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:
Mobile Acute Care of the Elderly Unit
Geriatric Models of Care