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Emergency Department (ED) Triage of Alcohol Abuse

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02449772
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 20, 2015
Last Update Posted : December 28, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Olivier T. Rutschmann, University Hospital, Geneva

Brief Summary:
Retrospective study of adult patients (> 16 y) admitted to Geneva University Hospitals with alcohol abuse. Triage criteria will be reviewed. Patients characteristics and patient flow in the ED will be described.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Alcoholic Intoxication Other: No intervention

Detailed Description:
A retrospective analysis of triage notes and electronic medical records will be performed in order to identify how triage evaluation is performed accordingly to the Swiss Emergency Triage Scale criteria. The proportion of patients leaving without being seen will be computed. Caracteristics of these patients will be compared to patients with medical evaluation.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 775 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Evaluation of ED Triage of Adult Patients With Alcohol Abuse
Study Start Date : April 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015

Intervention Details:
  • Other: No intervention
    No intervention


Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Triage questions asked [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of emergency department stay, an expected average of 12 hours ]
    Number of questions asked at triage and proportion of patients with the full set of triage questions asked

  2. Triage vital signs measured [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of emergency department stay, an expected average of 12 hours ]
    Number of vital signs measured at triage and proportion of patients with the full set of triage vital signs measured

  3. Number of undertriage [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of emergency department stay, an expected average of 12 hours ]
    Number of patients with level 3 emergency levels attributed instead of level 2

  4. Number of mistriage [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of emergency department stay, an expected average of 12 hours ]
    Number of patients with erroneous triage reason attributed


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. % of patients leaving without being seen [ Time Frame: participants will be followed for the duration of emergency department stay, an expected average of 12 hours ]


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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
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
all adult patients admitted during one year in the ED for alcoholic abuse
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Triage code = alcohol abuse
  • > 16 y

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No alcohol abuse identified at triage
  • < 16 y

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02449772


Locations
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Switzerland
Geneva University Hospitals, ED
Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Geneva
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Olivier T Rutschmann, MD, MPH University Hospital, Geneva
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Olivier T. Rutschmann, MD, MPH, University Hospital, Geneva
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02449772    
Other Study ID Numbers: CER-14083R
First Posted: May 20, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 28, 2015
Last Verified: December 2015
Keywords provided by Olivier T. Rutschmann, University Hospital, Geneva:
N04.452.442.422.336
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alcoholism
Alcoholic Intoxication
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders