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In-Hospital Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Aged Acute Medical Patients

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merete Gregersen, University of Aarhus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01506180
First received: November 2, 2011
Last updated: January 6, 2012
Last verified: January 2012

November 2, 2011
January 6, 2012
January 2010
November 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Comorbidity [ Time Frame: At hospital admission (day 1) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    By Charlsons Comorbidity Index
  • Length of hospital stay [ Time Frame: Number of days of hospitalization an expected average of 8 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants will be followed for the duration of hospital stay, an expected average of 8 days.
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT01506180 on ClinicalTrials.gov Archive Site
  • Acute readmission [ Time Frame: 30 days and 90 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of acute readmissions in the participants within 30 days and 90 days after the discharge, respectively.
  • Mortality [ Time Frame: Within 30 days after hospital admission ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The number of short-term mortality in the participants within 30 days after hospital admission.
Same as current
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In-Hospital Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Aged Acute Medical Patients
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The purpose of this study is to compare acute ill elderly medical patients in a geriatric department with general medical departments, and to examine the effects of comprehensive geriatric assessment in the geriatric setting compared with general medical care.

Design:

1) a cross-sectional study followed by 2) a subgroup study by retrospective follow-up

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Probability Sample

Acute medical patients aged 80 years or older

Acute Disease
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  • Patients admitted to Geriatric Department
    The patients receive comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Patients admitted to general medical departments
    This group do not receive comprehensive geriatric assessment
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
3877
November 2011
November 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients admitted to the departments of medicine at Aarhus University Hospital either through the emergency medical ward or directly to the medical wards in the period from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients admitted to the neurology-, cardiology-, nephrology- or haematology departments, and patients discharged directly to their homes from the emergency medical ward.
Both
80 Years and older
No
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Denmark
 
NCT01506180
CGA-GD-2011
No
Merete Gregersen, University of Aarhus
University of Aarhus
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University of Aarhus
January 2012

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