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Nurse Graduateness and Patient Outcomes: a Cross Sectional Pilot Study

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2016 by Dr. Richard Gray, Hamad Medical Corporation.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 10, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 11, 2016
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
University of Hull
Australian Catholic University
University of South Australia
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Richard Gray, Hamad Medical Corporation

Brief Summary:
This research project is relevant to the identification of the relationship, and its significance, between patient morality and a number of demographic, clinical and corporate characteristics. Two separate data sets have been compiled linking the existing intervention and employment data, one focusing on the admitting nurse and another one considering all the nurses involved in each intervention. Several statistical experiments will take place to support or reject the main hypothesis: higher nurse education, satisfaction and staffing levels result to lower patient mortality.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
no Spedific Condition, All-cause In-patient Mortality Other: all admissions except accident and emergency

Detailed Description:

The primary research objective is to investigate the relationship between the education, satisfaction and staffing level of the nurses and the mortality rate across HMC. The relationship between mortality will be investigated against some additional demographic characteristics of the patient and the nurses as well as a umber of clinical parameters like the length of stay and the severity of the interventions. To achieve that data will be retrospectively collected from the Human Resources database containing the nurse education and demographic information and will combine it to the intervention data coming from the clinical information systems of all major public hospitals in Qatar excluding accident and emergency cases to avoid confounding. Rigorous statistical analysis will be conducted to obtain the significance of this relationship within expected confidence intervals. The end result of that process is to find whether there is a significant positive or negative relationship between nurse education and mortality rate.

For confounding purposes Accident and Emergency data have been excluded, we have performed several adjusted and unadjusted Logistic Regression tests and taking into consideration the clustering effect of the data.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1252 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Nurse Graduateness and Patient Outcomes: a Cross Sectional Pilot Study
Study Start Date : January 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : May 2016

Intervention Details:
  • Other: all admissions except accident and emergency
    No additional intervention, retrospective study

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. All-cause In-Patient Mortality [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients that visited the 7 participating hospitals

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Accident and emergency patients
  • Records with negative length of stay
  • Records with incorrect patient demographics

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Responsible Party: Dr. Richard Gray, Executive Director of Nursing, Research, Hamad Medical Corporation Identifier: NCT02705001     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15363/15
First Posted: March 10, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 11, 2016
Last Verified: March 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No