Condition category
Circulatory System
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
17/11/2009
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 Gill Grimshaw

ORCID ID

Contact details

Eli Lilley National Clinical Audit Centre
Department of General Practice & Primary Health Care
University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Leicester
LE5 4PW
United Kingdom
+44 (0)116 2584394
Gill.Grimshaw@warwick.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

PSI B-28

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

The objective of the study is to determine, by means of an randomised control trial, the effectiveness of local guidelines for use of hospital based echocardiography on general practitioners' management of patients with heart failure and on patient outcome.

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

GP practices

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Heart disease

Intervention

Not provided at time of registration

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Effectiveness of guidelines measured as changes in number of cases of suspected heart failure receiving appropriate diagnostic tests, costs of investigations and drugs, prescribing patterns and patient bourne costs.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/04/1997

Overall trial end date

01/12/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

General practices within Leicestershire with computerised prescribing registers will be admitted to the study.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Other

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Does not match inclusion criteria

Recruitment start date

01/04/1997

Recruitment end date

01/12/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Eli Lilley National Clinical Audit Centre
Leicester
LE5 4PW
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHS R&D 'Time-Limited' National Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Primary and Secondary Care Interface National Research and Development Programme (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

2002 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12453549

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Khunti K, Hearnshaw H, Baker R, Grimshaw G, Heart failure in primary care: qualitative study of current management and perceived obstacles to evidence-based diagnosis and management by general practitioners., Eur. J. Heart Fail., 2002, 4, 6, 771-777.

Additional files

Editorial Notes