Condition category
Signs and Symptoms
Date applied
23/11/2006
Date assigned
03/01/2007
Last edited
19/09/2007
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 Lars Erik Matzen

ORCID ID

Contact details

Department of Geriatric Medicine
G
Odense University Hospital
Odense C
DK-5250
Denmark
lars.matzen@ouh.fyns-amt.dk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

262-67-1999

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Geriatric Team

Study hypothesis

Do home visits have advantages when compared to outpatient or in-hospital assessment of patients referred to a geriatric department?

Ethics approval

Study is approved by the Local Ethical Committee (the Ethical Committee of Fyen and Vejle Counties), on the 3rd April 2000 (ref. no.: 20000057).

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

Multimorbidity, functional decline

Intervention

Home visit performed by a multidisciplinary team:
1: Acute patients are randomised to next day home visits by the geriatric team or to next admission to the geriatric wards
2: Elective patients are randomised to home visits by the geriatric team or to the outpatient clinic

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

1. Hospital admissions
2. Patient satisfaction

Secondary outcome measures

Cost-effectiveness

Overall trial start date

01/12/2001

Overall trial end date

01/12/2003

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All patients referred to the geriatric department and able to give informed consent

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Senior

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

600

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients unable to give informed consent

Recruitment start date

01/12/2001

Recruitment end date

01/12/2003

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Denmark

Trial participating centre

Department of Geriatric Medicine, G
Odense C
DK-5250
Denmark

Sponsor information

Organisation

National Board of Health (Denmark)

Sponsor details

Centre for Education and Health Technology Assessment
Sundhedsstyrelsen
Islands Brygge 67
Copenhagen
DK-2300
Denmark
cemtv@sst.dk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.sst.dk/Planlaegning_og_behandling/Medicinsk_teknologivurdering.aspx?lang=en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

National Board of Health (Denmark) - Center for Evaluation of Medical Technology (ref: 262-67-1999)

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