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Increased Rate of Prophylaxis Against Venous Thromboembolism Due to eAlerts

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01598805
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 15, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 16, 2012
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Zurich

Brief Summary:
Now, after a cluster randomized controlled trial, eAlerts providing evidence-based guidelines on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis will be rolled out and evaluated hospital-widely.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Venous Thromboembolism Behavioral: electronic alerts

Detailed Description:
An eAlert is displayed in the electronic patient chart if no prophylaxis has been ordered within 6 h after admission or transfer. The eAlerts provide evidence-based guidelines on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Now, after a cluster randomized controlled trial, the eAlerts will be rolled out and evaluated hospital-widely.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 10000 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Increased Rate of Prophylaxis Against Venous Thromboembolism Due to eAlerts
Study Start Date : June 2012
Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Study Completion Date : September 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: roll out of eAlerts
Roll out of eAlerts providing evidence-based guidelines on prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism. An eAlert is displayed in the electronic patient chart if no prophylaxis has been ordered within 6 h after admission or transfer.
Behavioral: electronic alerts
An eAlert is displayed in the electronic patient chart if no prophylaxis has been ordered within 6 h after admission or transfer.
Other Name: eAlert



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    patients with prophylaxis/total patients


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. ordering time after admission or transfer of a patient [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    time when physicians order a venous thromboembolism prophylaxis

  2. acceptance of the eAlerts [ Time Frame: 3 months ]
    survey of compliant and incompliant physicians



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

Inclusion criteria:

  • all in-patients hospitalized in a ward with computerized physician order entry (CPOE),
  • staying at least 24 h in a ward

Exclusion criteria:

  • outpatients,
  • ward without CPOE,
  • patients transferred from an intervention to a control ward and vice versa

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Locations
Switzerland
University Hospital Zurich, Center for Clinical Research
Zurich, Switzerland
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Zurich
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Juerg Blaser, Prof. PhD University Hospital Zurich, Center for Clinical Research, Research Center for Medical Informatics

Responsible Party: University of Zurich
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01598805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: FZMI-KEK-ZH-Nr. 2010-0458
First Posted: May 15, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 16, 2012
Last Verified: November 2012

Keywords provided by University of Zurich:
venous thromboembolism/prevention & control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Thromboembolism
Venous Thromboembolism
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases