Condition category
Injury, Occupational Diseases, Poisoning
Date applied
29/09/2006
Date assigned
29/09/2006
Last edited
30/09/2014
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

Ms Verne Cranston

ORCID ID

Contact details

Scunthorpe General Hospital
Cliff Gardens
Scunthorpe
DN15 7BH
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1724 282282

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N0672168538

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Do the discrepancy meetings in the Accident and Emergency Departments reduce the number of missed injuries of the referring clinicians?

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Interventional study with a pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental group design

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Missed injuries by Accident and Emergency clinicians

Intervention

The method used will be an interventional study with a pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental group design. The word 'quasi' means as if or almost, so a quasi-experiment means almost a true experiment. For various reasons to do with ethics, small numbers and the difficulties of randomising, true experimental designs are not always possible in the 'real world' of social and health service provision. Therefore, in a clinical and educational context quasi-experiments have thus proved useful. Quasi-experimental designs have some of the properties of true experiments and they are relatively strong in terms of internal validity. Matching instead of randomisation of the groups is used. For the purpose of this study the two groups are matched as two groups of accident and emergency referrers. The pre-test group is not technically a control group, but a comparison group, and this type of matching is sometimes called a non-equivalent group design. Inferences about relationships among variables are made from an assumed variation of an independent variable, in this case in introduction of discrepancy meetings.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Applicable

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

That the introduction of discrepancy meetings in the A&E Department reduces the number of missed injuries by A&E clinicians

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

05/09/2005

Overall trial end date

11/11/2005

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

It is predicted that the likely total will be approximately 1300. The first examinations will then be selected for inclusion in the study.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

1,300

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

05/09/2005

Recruitment end date

11/11/2005

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

Scunthorpe General Hospital
Scunthorpe
DN15 7BH
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

Record Provided by the NHSTCT Register - 2006 Update - Department of Health

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.dh.gov.uk/Home/fs/en

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust (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

Publication citations

Additional files

Editorial Notes