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A Pre-Operative Screening Questionnaire (AMS-Q) for Ambulatory Orthopedic Surgery Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Identifier:
First received: June 14, 2006
Last updated: March 9, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
We are studying whether providing patients undergoing day surgery the opportunity to have their medical history reviewed by an hospital internist before surgery leads to better results after surgery. These doctors are internal medicine specialists who are experienced in assessing patients going to surgery, making sure they are "fine-tuned" before their operation. We believe this will ensure the safest and best surgical outcomes. The study involves the patient filling out a 3 page questionnaire for review by the internist prior to surgery. Additionally, patients will receive a follow-up phone call one week after surgery asking about the experience at the hospital and a questionnaire in the mail three months later to see if the patient had any medical problems after leaving the hospital.

Condition Intervention
Ambulatory Surgery Procedure: Pre-surgical screening

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)

Further study details as provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:

Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2007

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients having ambulatory surgery performed by one of our participating surgeons during the study period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who speak neither English nor Spanish.
  • Patients who have had any surgery in the previous 6 months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00337584

United States, New York
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
Principal Investigator: Lisa A Mandl, MD MPH Hospital for Special Surgery, New York
  More Information Identifier: NCT00337584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 24003
Study First Received: June 14, 2006
Last Updated: March 9, 2017

Keywords provided by Hospital for Special Surgery, New York:
out patient surgery
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