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Missed Serious Medical Illness in Psychiatric Patients Seen in an Academic Emergency Department

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02589951
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 28, 2015
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lawson Health Research Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence, etiology, and timing of missed Serious Medical Illness (SMI) in patients referred to adult psychiatry by emergency physicians, as well as to determine admission rates for SMI soon after discharge from an inpatient psychiatry admission.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Psychiatric Patients, Serious Medical Illness Other: admission to non-psychiatric service

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2200 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Missed Serious Medical Illness in Psychiatric Patients Seen in an Academic Emergency Department
Study Start Date : October 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. number of referrals to medical/surgical consult services within 14 days of psychiatric referral [ Time Frame: 10 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients greater than or equal to 18 years of age presenting to London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital emergency department between October 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015 who were referred to adult psychiatry by the emergency physician
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients greater than or equal to 18 years of age presenting to London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital emergency department between October 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015 who were referred to adult psychiatry by the emergency physician.

Exclusion Criteria:


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Locations
Canada, Ontario
Victoria site, London Health Sciences Centre
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5W9
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lawson Health Research Institute

Responsible Party: Lawson Health Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02589951     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: REB 107073
First Posted: October 28, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 28, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes