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Validation of an Instrument to Qualitatively and Quantitatively Profile Hospitalist Workflow

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
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Emory University Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: June 23, 2011
Last verified: May 2008

The purpose of this study is to determine if a simple 'pick-list' menu applied to a handheld computer's time-motion program can be used to record reliably what a hospital-based doctor does while working a shift in the hospital. In this study reliability will be measured by comparing the data collected by at least two different observers recording data from the same hospitalist during the same period of time.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Validation of an Instrument to Qualitatively and Quantitatively Profile Hospitalist Workflow

Further study details as provided by Emory University:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 2005

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population



Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be a practicing hospitalist, defined as a physician working exclusively in a hospital settings

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00208663

United States, Georgia
Emory affiliated hospitals
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30322
Sponsors and Collaborators
Emory University
Principal Investigator: Jason M Stein, MD Emory University