In Home Hospital Care Program

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by:
University of Rochester
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00234780
First received: October 5, 2005
Last updated: August 15, 2007
Last verified: October 2005
  Purpose

To assess the hypothesis that In Home Hospital Care (IHHC) is as safe and effective, less burdensome to families, and less expensive for care of common acute pediatric problems now managed with hospitalization.


Condition Intervention
Common Acute Problems
Procedure: pediatric nursing used in home to avoid hospitalization

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: In Home Hospital Care Program

Further study details as provided by University of Rochester:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • IHHC delivers a more valuable service at lower cost.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 1997
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2000
Detailed Description:

A randomized trial compared health care systems with and without IHHC. Eligible children presented to the Emergency Department of our medical center, had common acute problems, and were considered for hospital admission.

Physicians decided disposition from the emergency department. Note that subjects were not randomized directly to IHHC but to a system of care that either included IHHC or did not. To allow best use of scarce home nursing resources, we used a disproportionate selection favoring the system with IHHC.

Quality measures included adverse events, parent anxiety and satisfaction with care, family disruption, and perceived child health.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Randomized from acute care clients presenting in Emergency Department to IHHC

Exclusion Criteria:

Randomized from acute care clients presenting in Emergency Department to inpatient hospital care.

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Locations
United States, New York
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York, United States, 14642
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Rochester
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Kenneth M. McConnochie, MD,MPH University of Rochester
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00234780     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6427, MCHB MCJ-360831, NINR 5 R01NR04501-03
Study First Received: October 5, 2005
Last Updated: August 15, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Rochester:
acute home care

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 22, 2014