Utility Analysis of an Endoscopy Follow-up System
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01172080|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2018
Although systems are in place to ensure results of tests are communicated to patients, there is currently no generalized accepted strategy to ensure that patients undergo recommended follow-up testing. When follow-up tests are recommended months to years into the future, there is a high likelihood that the test will either be delayed or not performed resulting in the potential for poor outcomes and litigation. For this reason, there is a clear need for systems to be developed which automatically trigger patient communication when the date of a recommended follow-up test is approaching. The investigators propose to design a protocol for ensuring that patients are reminded to schedule follow-up tests and that this communication is documented in the online medical record. This work will provide the foundation for the creation of systems that significantly improve patient care, and can be easily adapted for use in many clinical departments and institutions.
Aim 1. To use patient focus groups to help design a system for improving adherence to endoscopy follow up recommendations
Aim 2. To develop a prototype endoscopy follow up system and test the effectiveness of the system on a cohort of patients due for a surveillance colonoscopy.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Colonoscopy Adherence||Other: protocol of reminders regarding due colonoscopy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||830 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Utility Analysis of an Endoscopy Follow-up System|
|Study Start Date :||January 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2011|
No Intervention: control
Participants in this group are monitored for adherence to colonoscopy recommendations.
Participants to receive a protocol of reminder letters and a phone call regarding due follow up colonoscopy
Other: protocol of reminders regarding due colonoscopy
Participants receive two standardized letters followed by a phone call if they have not scheduled or completed their upcoming due colonoscopy
- percentage of individuals scheduling colonoscopy [ Time Frame: within three months of due date ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01172080
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|