Mobile Geriatric Teams: Patient Safety and Healthcare Utilization (MGT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03662945|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 10, 2018
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2018
Objective To perform a prospective, controlled and randomized evaluation of the effectiveness of Mobile Geriatric Teams (MGT).
Method Community-dwelling, frail elderly people were randomized to intervention group (n=31, mean age 84) and control group (n=31, mean age 86). Two-year retrospective data and prospective one-year follow up, were analyzed using non-parametric and difference-in-difference (DiD) analyses. Qualitative interviews, were analyzed using content analysis.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Frail Elderly Syndrome||Other: Mobile Geriatric Team intervention||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||62 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||1 intervention group and 1 control group|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Mobile Geriatric Teams: A Cost-effective Way of Improving Patient Safety and Reducing Traditional Healthcare Utilization Among the Frail Elderly?|
|Actual Study Start Date :||March 1, 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 20, 2015|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 20, 2015|
Experimental: Intervention group
Mobile Geriatric Team intervention including physicians and nurses with the aim of developing person-centered, safe, sustainable and coordinated care plans. These care plans are developed in collaboration with the patient, his/her relatives and staff from the municipality. Among the main ambitions of this concept are improved communication flows between patients, their relatives and healthcare providers in combination with the delivery of medical as well as care measures. Other ambitions are to avoid unnecessary traditional healthcare utilization in the form of inpatient care and EMR visits, for example.
Other: Mobile Geriatric Team intervention
Person-centred intervention based on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
No Intervention: Control group
Standard care including primary care units, home care and home help.
- Health care utilization including EMR, hospital admissions, care days, out patient hospital or primary care [ Time Frame: Change from 1 year before inclusion to 1 year follow up ]No. of EMR visits, Out patient visits to hospital, Hospital admissions, Care days, Primary care visits
- Health care utilization including EMR, hospital admissions, care days, out patient hospital or primary care [ Time Frame: Change from 2 year before inclusion to 1 year follow up ]No. of EMR visits, Out patient visits to hospital, Hospital admissions, Care days, Primary care visits
- Health care utilization including EMR, hospital admissions, care days, out patient hospital or primary care [ Time Frame: Change from inclusion to 3 year follow up ]No. of EMR visits, Out patient visits to hospital, Hospital admissions, Care days, Primary care visits
- Patient and next-of-kin satisfaction assessed by Qualitative interviews [ Time Frame: Changes from inclusion to 15 week follow-up ]Qualitative interviews on patient safety and patient /next-of-kin satisfaction
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03662945
|Principal Investigator:||Sofi Fristedt, Ph D||Jonkoping University|