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Trial record 1 of 1 for:    NCT02965794 | Colorectal Cancer
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Care Pathways for Colorectal Cancer Surgery (CP4GICAN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02965794
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 17, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2020
KU Leuven
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Kris Vanhaecht, European Pathway Association

Brief Summary:

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cancer Other: Care pathways for colorectal cancer

Detailed Description:
This descriptive study uses an interrupted time series approach combining a retrospective with a prospective multicenter design to evaluate the current state of the care process for adult colorectal cancer patients who are admitted for surgery. This study will give attention to evidence based key interventions, follow-up and interprofessional teamwork necessary to provide appropriate care. In 4 countries (Belgium, Germany, France and The Netherlands) 3 hospitals will participate (total number of hospitals is 12). They will perform a clinical audit of the actual organization of the care process, and a team audit on the level of interprofessional teamwork. Each team will develop and implement a quality improvement initiative based on the concept of care pathways, the findings from the audit and the available evidence, and will measure the effect of their improvement strategy.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 480 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Descriptive Study to Evaluate the Care Process and the Quality of Care for Adult Cancer Patients Who Are Admitted for Colorectal Cancer Surgery.
Study Start Date : October 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2019

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Usual care
quality of care will be measured in the participating hospitals, using a retrospective patient record analysis
Care Pathway
Care pathways for colorectal cancer
Other: Care pathways for colorectal cancer
development of a care pathway for this patient group
Other Names:
  • care pathway
  • clinical pathway
  • critical pathway

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Length of stay [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 4 months ]
    Number of days in hospital

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to return to normal diet [ Time Frame: through study completion, an average of 4 months ]
    number of days in between surgery and day of normal diet

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Adults undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. All consecutive scheduled admissions starting September 2, 2013;
  2. Minimum age of 18 years;
  3. Elective admission for colorectal cancer surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Emergency (not planned) admission for colorectal cancer surgery;
  2. Patients with severe dementia (DSM IV) or severe concomitant disease that may affect very short-term outcome (life expectancy less than 3 months) and hence influence deviations from standard acute care.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02965794

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Leuven, Belgium, 3000
Sponsors and Collaborators
European Pathway Association
KU Leuven
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Principal Investigator: Kris Vanhaecht, PhD KU Leuven
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Dr. Kris Vanhaecht, Professor in Healthcare Quality Management, European Pathway Association
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02965794    
Other Study ID Numbers: CP4NutriGICAN2014
First Posted: November 17, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 28, 2020
Last Verified: January 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Dr. Kris Vanhaecht, European Pathway Association:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases