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

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Olivier T. Rutschmann, University Hospital, Geneva Identifier:
First received: October 6, 2010
Last updated: March 19, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
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 Intervention
Triage Behavioral: Physician-nurse team supervision

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

Further study details as provided by Olivier T. Rutschmann, University Hospital, Geneva:

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

Enrollment: 8000
Study Start Date: October 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: January 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Physician-nurse team Behavioral: Physician-nurse team supervision
Physician-nurse team will supervise patient's flow in the ED
Other Name: No name

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.

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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: NCT01219868

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

Responsible Party: Olivier T. Rutschmann, MD, MPH, University Hospital, Geneva Identifier: NCT01219868     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-001
Study First Received: October 6, 2010
Last Updated: March 19, 2013 processed this record on September 21, 2017