Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
25/04/2013
Date assigned
26/04/2013
Last edited
09/06/2016
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

Prof Graham Foster

ORCID ID

Contact details

Institute of Cell and Molecular Science
Medical College
Turner Street
London
E1 2AD
United Kingdom
+44 20 7882 2483
g.r.foster@qmul.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

11278

Study information

Scientific title

Discharge planning for the homeless, examining The London Pathway. Does a GP led discharge team reduce the inpatient burden and improve quality of care?

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The London Pathway model of care for people who are homeless improves the quality of care and reduces overall length of hospital stay.

http://public.ukcrn.org.uk/search/StudyDetail.aspx?StudyID=11278

Ethics approval

London South East ethics committee, ref:11/LO/0755

Study design

Interventional randomised open label controlled clinical trial; Design type: Process of Care, Treatment

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Topic: Primary Care Research Network for England, Oral and Gastrointestinal, Generic Health Relevance and Cross Cutting Themes; Subtopic: Oral and Gastrointestinal (all Subtopics), Generic Health Relevance (all Subtopics); Disease: All Diseases, Hepatology, Health Services Research

Intervention

Randomised trial of enhanced vs normal care for people who are homeless.

GP assisted care, GP to assist in management

Follow Up Length: 6 months

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Length of stay; Timepoint: Duration of in-patient stay

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/12/2011

Overall trial end date

30/06/2013

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. People admitted to one of the hospitals involved in the study who do not have a home of their own where they usually sleep at night
2. Male & Female, Lower Age Limit 18 years, Upper Age Limit 100 years

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

UK Sample Size: 800; Description: Based on projected 20% reduction in length of stay

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Unwilling or unable to provide informed consent
2. Temporarily homeless (defined as likely to be without accommodation for less than 2 weeks)

Recruitment start date

01/12/2011

Recruitment end date

30/06/2013

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Institute of Cell and Molecular Science
London
E1 2AD
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Queen Mary, University of London (UK)

Sponsor details

School of Medicine and Dentistry
Clinical Sciences Research Centre
Rutland Place
Charterhouse Square
London
EC1M 6BQ
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NIHR (UK) - Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) RfPB PB-PG-0110-21014

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

2016 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27251910

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes

09/06/2016: Publication reference added.