Physician-nurse Team to Reduce Emergency Department (ED) Overcrowding

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 13, 2010
Last Update Posted : March 20, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Olivier T. Rutschmann, University Hospital, Geneva

Brief Summary:
The objective of this study is to explore the impact of a physician-nurse team supervising patient's flow on ED length of stay

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Triage Behavioral: Physician-nurse team supervision Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
A physician-nurse team will be in charge of patients flow in the ED during intervention periods. During control periods, no team will be present. The impact of this team on Ed length of stay will be assessed.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 8000 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Impact of Physician-nurse Team on ED Length of Stay
Study Start Date : October 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Physician-nurse team Behavioral: Physician-nurse team supervision
Physician-nurse team will supervise patient's flow in the ED
Other Name: No name

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. ED length of stay [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all adult patients > 16 years presenting to the ED

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01219868

ED of Geneva University Hospitals
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Principal Investigator: Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH HUG

Responsible Party: Olivier T. Rutschmann, MD, MPH, University Hospital, Geneva Identifier: NCT01219868     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-001
First Posted: October 13, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 20, 2013
Last Verified: March 2013