the Patients Journey Through Surgical Admission Ward Versus Emergency Department

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Backer Mogensen, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01733511
First received: November 13, 2012
Last updated: November 20, 2012
Last verified: November 2012
  Purpose

Emergency departments are established in 20 hospitals in Denmark in order to improve the quality for the acute patients.

A group of acute patients which require timely assessment and plan from a specialist is patients with abdominal pain.

the aim of the present study is to evaluate whether the admission of the group of patients to emergency departments reduces the time to doctor, specialist and plan compared to the traditional admission to a surgical acute ward.


Condition
Waiting Time in Emergency Department

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

Further study details as provided by University of Southern Denmark:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • time in minutes [ Time Frame: up to 24 hours after admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    the time in minutes from the patient is admitted until the patient is seen by a doctor and until a treatment plan is recorded


Enrollment: 109
Study Start Date: February 2011
Study Completion Date: January 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
admitted to emergency department
patients admitted to surgical ward

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

all acute admissions to hospital due to abdominal pain

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age more than 15 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  Contacts and Locations
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  More Information

No publications provided by University of Southern Denmark

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christian Backer Mogensen, assistant professor, University of Southern Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01733511     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SLB-ED-03-2012
Study First Received: November 13, 2012
Last Updated: November 20, 2012
Health Authority: Denmark: The Regional Committee on Biomedical Research Ethics

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

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