Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
28/09/2007
Date assigned
28/09/2007
Last edited
14/10/2014
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Mr Mark Tomlin

ORCID ID

Contact details

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
Southampton
SO16 6YD
United Kingdom

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0231179782

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Can a pharmacist detect medication errors, potential interactions and adverse drug-related events in the Emergency Department and therefore make admissions more efficient and effective?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Treatment

Patient information sheet

Condition

Not Applicable: Service delivery

Intervention

Patients who are consuming more than three medications and who are being admitted will be randomised into two groups. The first group follows the current system of doctors recording medication histories. The second group will have an intensive medication review.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Detection of medications errors of prescribing, administration or supply
2. Patient side-effects, or interactions related to admission or adverse events related to medication
3. Early investigation and resolution of these events
4. Documentation of medication errors

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/01/2004

Overall trial end date

01/09/2007

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients admitted through the Emergency Department consuming three or more medications

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

50

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/01/2004

Recruitment end date

01/09/2007

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Southampton
SO16 6YD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2007 Update - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Funder name

NHS R&D Support Funding (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes