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Telephone Call From Acute Care Physicians to Long Term Care Physicians: Impact on Transitional Care of Elderly Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00281749
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 25, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 18, 2011
Information provided by:
Maimonides Medical Center

Brief Summary:
A telephone call from a physician taking care of a patient in the hospital to a physician in the long term care setting at the time of discharge can improve transitional care for elderly patients. We believe direct communication between physicians can reduce re-hospitalizations, medication errors, morbidity and mortality. No studies have been done that involve physician-to-physician sign-outs after hospital discharge to the nursing home. In our study, we would like to address the breakdown in the transfer of information to the nursing home setting.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alzheimer Disease Parkinson Disease Dysphagia Procedure: TELEPHONE CALL Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years and older   (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients transitioning from the Acute Care for The Elderly (ACE) Unit patients at Maimonides Medical Center to Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center (MJGC).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • AGE BELOW 65

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United States, New York
Maimonide Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11219
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maimonides Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: SERGEY I GENKIN, MD Maimonides Medical Center
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00281749    
Other Study ID Numbers: 05/12/VA03
First Posted: January 25, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011
Keywords provided by Maimonides Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Parkinson Disease
Alzheimer Disease
Parkinsonian Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Movement Disorders
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Neurocognitive Disorders
Mental Disorders