The Application of Performance Improvement Principles to the Patient Throughput Process in an Adult Outpatient Pain Treatment Clinic

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00888420
First received: April 23, 2009
Last updated: February 24, 2011
Last verified: February 2011
  Purpose

This study is undertaken to assess and improve the existing patient flow, or so-called throughput process, in an adult outpatient pain treatment clinic.


Condition Intervention
Chronic Pain
Other: Performance Improvement Measures

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Application of Performance Improvement Principles to the Patient Throughput Process in an Adult Outpatient Pain Treatment Clinic

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Further study details as provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the total time patients spend to receive chronic pain treatment [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The total time health care providers must devote to delivering chronic pain treatment [ Time Frame: prospective ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2010
Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Pain Clinic Patients Other: Performance Improvement Measures
Plan, do, study, act performance improvement

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Outpatient pain clinic patients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 19-100 years of age.
  • patient presenting to the UAB Highlands Pain Treatment Clinic for initial evaluation and treatment or subsequent follow-up evaluation and treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • <19 or >100 years of age
  • a current prisoner
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00888420

Locations
United States, Alabama
UAB Highlands Pain Treatment Clinic
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35205
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH UAB Department of Anesthesiology
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Thomas R. Vetter/Principal Investigator, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Anesthesiology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00888420     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: X080201003
Study First Received: April 23, 2009
Last Updated: February 24, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Alabama at Birmingham:
Chronic Pain

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