Improving Adherence to Prescribing Guidelines for Cholesterol Lowering in Hospitalized Diabetic Patients

This study has been completed.
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Washington University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: April 22, 2010
Last updated: April 27, 2010
Last verified: April 2010

We hypothesize that when compared to usual care a greater proportion of hospitalized diabetic patients who are candidates for cholesterol lowering will be discharged with a prescription for a statin if their physicians are contacted by a pharmacist to discuss treatment guidelines.

Condition Intervention
Other: Academic detailing

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Assisted Detailing to Improve Guideline Adherence

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Further study details as provided by Washington University School of Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Statin prescription at hospital discharge [ Time Frame: Hospital discharge (avg = 3 days) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 247
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Academic detailing of physicians Other: Academic detailing
Education of physicians by pharmacists regarding indications for statins in diabetic patients
No Intervention: Usual care


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Hospitalized patients with diabetes
  • LDL >= 100

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Terminal illness
  • Pregnancy
  • Intolerance or contraindication to statin
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01113099

United States, Missouri
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Thomas C Bailey, MD Washington University School of Medicine