Utility Analysis of an Endoscopy Follow-up System

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2010 by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01172080
First received: July 28, 2010
Last updated: August 12, 2010
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

Although systems are in place to ensure results of tests are communicated to patients, there is currently no generalized accepted strategy to ensure that patients undergo recommended follow-up testing. When follow-up tests are recommended months to years into the future, there is a high likelihood that the test will either be delayed or not performed resulting in the potential for poor outcomes and litigation. For this reason, there is a clear need for systems to be developed which automatically trigger patient communication when the date of a recommended follow-up test is approaching. The investigators propose to design a protocol for ensuring that patients are reminded to schedule follow-up tests and that this communication is documented in the online medical record. This work will provide the foundation for the creation of systems that significantly improve patient care, and can be easily adapted for use in many clinical departments and institutions.

Aim 1. To use patient focus groups to help design a system for improving adherence to endoscopy follow up recommendations

Aim 2. To develop a prototype endoscopy follow up system and test the effectiveness of the system on a cohort of patients due for a surveillance colonoscopy.


Condition Intervention
Colonoscopy Adherence
Other: protocol of reminders regarding due colonoscopy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Utility Analysis of an Endoscopy Follow-up System

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Further study details as provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • percentage of individuals scheduling colonoscopy [ Time Frame: within three months of due date ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 830
Study Start Date: January 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: control
Participants in this group are monitored for adherence to colonoscopy recommendations.
Experimental: intervention
Participants to receive a protocol of reminder letters and a phone call regarding due follow up colonoscopy
Other: protocol of reminders regarding due colonoscopy
Participants receive two standardized letters followed by a phone call if they have not scheduled or completed their upcoming due colonoscopy

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • due for a repeat surveillance colonoscopy for follow up of polyps during the study time period

Exclusion Criteria:

  • not due for a repeat surveillance colonoscopy for follow up of polyps during the study time period
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01172080

Locations
United States, Massachusetts
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215
Sponsors and Collaborators
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  More Information

No publications provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Daniel Leffler, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01172080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2010P-000113
Study First Received: July 28, 2010
Last Updated: August 12, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center:
colonoscopy
adherence
reminders
quality

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014