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A Case Management Intervention to Prevent ER Visits in HIV-infected Persons

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00187590
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Intervention was taken up as a standard of care.)
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 23, 2014
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Case management has become an integral part of HIV care. There is little science however demonstrating its effectiveness. This is a randomized, controlled trial of a phone call intervention after an ER visit to see if this can reduce further ER visits, hospitalizations, deaths, and cost.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
HIV Behavioral: Case manager phone call after an ER visit

Detailed Description:
One year retrospective look at outcome measures followed by a one year trial of a phone call after each ER visit in half of the group. Outcomes measured are cost, ER visits, hospitalizations, death, length of stay. Adults only, English or Spanish, questionnaire on depression, appointments, drug use with referral to case management services, drug rehab services, or followup appointments. Time for intervention is recorded to estimate cost.

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 612 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Study Start Date : April 2004
Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Study Completion Date : January 2013

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: HIV/AIDS
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention
Phone call after an ER visit.
Behavioral: Case manager phone call after an ER visit
No Intervention: Control
No phone call after an ER visit.


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Death, hospitalizations, ER visits, LOS [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Cost [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient in our clinic as of 4-1-04

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <18 years old
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00187590


Locations
United States, California
University Medical Center
Fresno, California, United States, 93702
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, San Francisco
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Roger B Mortimer, MD UCSF-Fresno Medical Eduction Program
More Information

Responsible Party: University of California, San Francisco
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00187590     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UMC200517
First Posted: September 16, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 23, 2014
Last Verified: January 2014

Keywords provided by University of California, San Francisco:
HIV
case management