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Trial to Assess Best Methods for Engaging Academic Physicians in Grateful Patient Philanthropy

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01328977
First Posted: April 5, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2011
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Information provided by:
Johns Hopkins University
  Purpose
This study attempted to identify the best method for educating and engaging academic physicians in grateful patient philanthropy.

Condition Intervention
Physician's Role Behavioral: education

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Official Title: Trial to Assess Best Methods for Engaging Academic Physicians in Grateful Patient Philanthropy

Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • qualified referrals to development office [ Time Frame: 6 month follow-up period ]
    Individuals able to make a donation of $25,000 based on criteria established by Hopkins Office of Development.


Enrollment: 45
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: emails, book Behavioral: education
teaching
Active Comparator: didactic teaching from experts Behavioral: education
teaching
Experimental: personal coaching by development profs Behavioral: education
teaching

Detailed Description:

In this small trial assessing the impact of educational methodologies, we are looking to determine which of the following 3 approaches will be most successful in engaging academic physicians in grateful patient philanthropy;

  • email advice
  • didactic session led by experts
  • one-on-one coaching by development professionals
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • academic physicians

Exclusion Criteria:

  • having secured grateful patient philanthropy in past
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01328977


Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Scott M Wright, MD JHU SOM
  More Information

Responsible Party: Scott Wright, Professor, jhu
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01328977     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00029824
First Submitted: April 1, 2011
First Posted: April 5, 2011
Last Update Posted: April 5, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011