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Patient-Centered Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization for Veterans

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00013169
First received: March 14, 2001
Last updated: April 16, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

March 14, 2001
April 16, 2014
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Patient-Centered Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization for Veterans
Patient-Centered Alternative to Psychiatric Hospitalization for Veterans

A variety of models of psychiatric hospital alternative care have been developed over the past several decades. San Diego�s Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) model is one of the best established of these alternatives, comprising a network of 6 facilities with a total of 77 beds. Although veterans have been among those served at START programs for many years, no previous study of START or any other model has focused specifically on veterans.

Background:

A variety of models of psychiatric hospital alternative care have been developed over the past several decades. San Diego�s Short-Term Acute Residential Treatment (START) model is one of the best established of these alternatives, comprising a network of 6 facilities with a total of 77 beds. Although veterans have been among those served at START programs for many years, no previous study of START or any other model has focused specifically on veterans.

Objectives:

The study tested the hypotheses that veterans treated in a START program would demonstrate greater improvement in symptoms and quality of life, as well as greater satisfaction with treatment and lower costs of care than veterans treated at the VA inpatient unit.

Methods:

This study includes elements of both efficacy and effectiveness studies. VA psychiatric unit treatment and START are compared in a randomized trial, with follow up of subjects at 2, 6, and 12 months as they experience real-world treatment-as-usual. Symptoms, functioning, quality of life, and satisfaction with services are assessed on multiple standardized measures, as well as by qualitative assessments.

Status:

Final report is under preparation.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Veterans
  • Acute Hospitalization
Behavioral: Strong Patient Focus
Arm 1
Intervention: Behavioral: Strong Patient Focus
Ta S, Goldzweig C, Juzba M, Lee M, Wenger N, Yano EM, Asch S. Addressing physician concerns about performance profiling: experience with a local Veterans Affairs quality evaluation program. Am J Med Qual. 2009 Mar-Apr;24(2):123-31. Epub 2009 Feb 19.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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September 2002
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Inclusion Criteria:

Have to a veteran and in need of acute hospitalization, but able to take care of themselves. (Max Age is 59)

Exclusion Criteria:

Both
18 Years and older
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00013169
PCC 98-051
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Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
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Principal Investigator: James B Lohr, MD BA VA San Diego Health Care System
Department of Veterans Affairs
April 2014

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