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the Patients Journey Through Surgical Admission Ward Versus Emergency Department

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 27, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Backer Mogensen, University of Southern Denmark

Brief Summary:

Emergency departments are established in 20 hospitals in Denmark in order to improve the quality for the acute patients.

A group of acute patients which require timely assessment and plan from a specialist is patients with abdominal pain.

the aim of the present study is to evaluate whether the admission of the group of patients to emergency departments reduces the time to doctor, specialist and plan compared to the traditional admission to a surgical acute ward.

Condition or disease
Waiting Time in Emergency Department

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 109 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2012

admitted to emergency department
patients admitted to surgical ward

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. time in minutes [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours after admission ]
    the time in minutes from the patient is admitted until the patient is seen by a doctor and until a treatment plan is recorded

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
all acute admissions to hospital due to abdominal pain

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age more than 15 years

Exclusion Criteria:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Christian Backer Mogensen, assistant professor, University of Southern Denmark Identifier: NCT01733511    
Other Study ID Numbers: SLB-ED-03-2012
First Posted: November 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 27, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes