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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01113099
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2010
Last Update Posted : April 29, 2010
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Diabetes Dyslipidemia Other: Academic detailing

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 247 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Assisted Detailing to Improve Guideline Adherence
Study Start Date : June 2006
Primary Completion Date : June 2007
Study Completion Date : June 2007
Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Academic detailing of physicians Other: Academic detailing
Education of physicians by pharmacists regarding indications for statins in diabetic patients
No Intervention: Usual care

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Statin prescription at hospital discharge [ Time Frame: Hospital discharge (avg = 3 days) ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01113099

United States, Missouri
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
Sponsors and Collaborators
Washington University School of Medicine
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Thomas C Bailey, MD Washington University School of Medicine