Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
24/09/2007
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

Dr Peter Todd

ORCID ID

Contact details

Wirral Hospital Trust
Arrowe Park Hospital
Upton
Wirral
L49 5PE
United Kingdom
+44 (0)151 604 7343
Peter.todd@whnt.nhs.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

RHC18094

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To determine the proportion of emergency admissions that can benefit from hospital at home care.
To determine effects on: length of stay, readmissions/attendance at Accident and Emergency (A&E) and the primary care team within 90 days of discharge, and quality of life and experience of the service for children and their carers.
To determine the cost of providing a hospital at home service.

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

Other

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Pyrexia, diarrhoea, vomiting, respiratory difficulties

Intervention

Hospital at home nursing care versus conventional hospital care.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Comparative clinical effectiveness as measured by readmission rate within three months was used as a proxy for parental coping with illness.
Length of stay/care and comparative satisfaction of both patients and carers.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/11/1998

Overall trial end date

01/10/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Patients of Wirral Hospital Trust aged 0-15 years, requiring: an emergency admission for pyrexia, diarrhoea and vomiting and respiratory difficulties, or considered suitable for early discharge by a Consultant.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Child

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

400

Participant exclusion criteria

Children considered unsuitable by the GP, assessing doctor or nurse. Patients unwilling or unable to participate. Patients who do not have telephone access (unless the scheme mobile phone is available). Children registered with a GP outside the Health Authority.

Recruitment start date

01/11/1998

Recruitment end date

01/10/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Wirral Hospital Trust
Wirral
L49 5PE
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - 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.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive North West

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

http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/87/6/489?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&author1=todd&andorexactfulltext=and&searchid=1107535604725_2125&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=1

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes