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Ambulatory Care Characteristics as Predictors of Mortality and Re-Admission

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00224172
First Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2008
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Information provided by:
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  Purpose
The aim of this study is to construct a prognostic model to identify risks of poor outcomes at one year following hospital discharge of patients treated in an ambulatory cate setting. The study will incorporate pre-hospitalization characteristics, hospitalization events, comorbidity burden, psychosocial measures and post-hospitalization care characteristics to predict re-hospitalization and mortality at one year.

Condition
Ambulatory Care Patients Who Were Hospitalized in 2001 at the Cornell Campus of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Ambulatory Care Characteristics as Predictors of Mortality and Re-Admission

Further study details as provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Psychosocial measures

Estimated Enrollment: 302
Study Start Date: January 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2001
Detailed Description:
This model will identify potentially modifiable variables in the post-hospitalization clinic setting that result in increased rates of hospital readmission and mortality. Specifically, it is hypothesized that longer time to first outpatient visit after hospitalization, multiple providers, poor follow-up with scheduled appointment and discrepancies between discharge and outpatient medication lists will be predictors of adverse outcomes. Utilizing statistical modeling methods, it will be possible to recognize at risk patients, to identify modifiable risk factors and outpatient care characteristics, and in the future, to direct patient specific interventions to improve outcomes.
  Eligibility

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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:

1. All patients admitted to New York Presbyterian Hospital and followed in Cornell Internal Medicine Associated for at least one year prior to admission.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who do not wish to participate in the study.
  2. Patients who are not followed in Cornell Internal Medicine Associates.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00224172


Locations
United States, New York
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York, United States, 10065
Sponsors and Collaborators
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Mary E Charlson, MD Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mary E. Charlson, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00224172     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0306006224 (Formerly 0603-908)
First Submitted: September 20, 2005
First Posted: September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted: March 28, 2008
Last Verified: March 2008

Keywords provided by Weill Medical College of Cornell University:
Pre-hospitalization characteristics
Post-hospitalization characteristics
Psychosocial measures
Predict re-hospitalization