A Cluster Controlled Trial Comparing Three Methods of Disseminating Practice Guidelines for Children With Croup
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00147849|
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 7, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 29, 2005
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Croup||Behavioral: mailing of printed educational materials Behavioral: a combination of interactive educational meetings, educational outreach visits, and reminders Behavioral: identification of local opinion leaders and establishment of local consensus processes||Not Applicable|
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|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Cluster Controlled Trial Comparing Three Methods of Disseminating Practice|
|Study Start Date :||September 2000|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2006|
- Rate of hospital days per 1,000 disease episodes
- Proportion of patients treated in the ED and hospital with a corticosteroid.
- Proportion of patients evaluated in ED for at least three hours after treatment with corticosteroids before the decision to admit to hospital is made.
- Time to treatment with corticosteroids in both ED and hospital patients.
- An economic analysis conducted from a societal perspective with costs classified as either payer (costs born by the province) or non-payer (costs born by individuals or the families of children with croup).
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00147849
|Principal Investigator:||David W Johnson, MD||University of Calgary|