Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
12/01/2010
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 Helen Snooks

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Post-graduate Studies
University of Wales Swansea
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1792 513418
ha.snooks@swan.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Patients will be safely triaged to MIUs and will be satisfied with their care

Ethics approval

Added 12/01/10:
Ethical approval granted by the Multi Centre Research Ethics Committee and by 10 local research ethics committees responsible for the A&E and MIU sites that took part in the study

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Emergency medicine

Intervention

Transportation to a MIU rather than A&E

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Added 12/01/10:
1. AS job time (999 call to ‘‘job finished’’ time)
2. Time to treatment (arrival at unit to time seen by doctor)
3. Total time in unit (arrival at unit to time left unit)

Secondary outcome measures

Added 12/01/10:
Patient reported satisfaction:
1. Ambulance care
2. Satisfaction with outcome of treatment
3. overall quality of care

Overall trial start date

01/09/1999

Overall trial end date

01/09/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Fit certain medical priority dispatch system (MPDS) codes during operational hours

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

834 (added 12/01/10; see publication)

Participant exclusion criteria

1. Outside operating hours
2. Children

Recruitment start date

01/09/1999

Recruitment end date

01/09/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Post-graduate Studies
Swansea
SA2 8PP
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 South East (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

2004 results in hhtp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14734396

Publication citations

  1. Snooks H, Foster T, Nicholl J, Results of an evaluation of the effectiveness of triage and direct transportation to minor injuries units by ambulance crews., Emerg Med J, 2004, 21, 1, 105-111.

Additional files

Editorial Notes