Condition category
Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Date applied
20/12/2005
Date assigned
20/12/2005
Last edited
01/02/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

http://www.perfect-study.nl

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr N. Eminovic

ORCID ID

Contact details

Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam
Department of Clinical Information Science
Meibergdreef 9
J1b 113-2
Amsterdam
1105 AZ
Netherlands
n.eminovic@amc.uva.nl

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

NTR254

Study information

Scientific title

A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) on primary care electronic referrals: focus on efficient consultation using telemedicine in dermatology

Acronym

PERFECT D

Study hypothesis

Teledermatology will prevent referrals to the dermatologist: the proportion of preventable referrals will be significantly higher in the intervention group of patients (GP uses teledermatology) than in the control group.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Multicentre, randomised, single blinded active controlled parallel group, two arms

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

GP practices

Trial type

Prevention

Patient information sheet

Condition

Skin complaints

Intervention

Semi-structured electronic referral form supported by digital images of skin condition with the possibility to ask a dermatologist for an advice on treatment/investigations prior to the consultation.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Proportion of preventable referrals.

Secondary outcome measures

1. Diagnostic accuracy
2. Delay in treatment
3. Patient satisfaction with care (PSQ III)
4. Learning effect GP’s
5. Costs

Overall trial start date

01/12/2003

Overall trial end date

01/07/2006

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

1. GPs who have a computer with an Internet connection
2. Patients who have a skin condition for which a GP refers the patient to a dermatologist

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

1000

Participant exclusion criteria

1. GPs who are using or used teledermatology for more than once in the past year
2. Patients with urgent conditions requiring a consultation the same or next day are excluded

Recruitment start date

01/12/2003

Recruitment end date

01/07/2006

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Netherlands

Trial participating centre

Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam
Amsterdam
1105 AZ
Netherlands

Sponsor information

Organisation

KSYOS Health Management Research BV (The Netherlands)

Sponsor details

IJburglaan 530
Amsterdam
1087 BT
Netherlands
020-6000060
info@ksyos.org

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

http://www.ksyos.org/

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) (The Netherlands)

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

1. 2010 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20738871

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Eminović N, Dijkgraaf MG, Berghout RM, Prins AH, Bindels PJ, de Keizer NF, A cost minimisation analysis in teledermatology: model-based approach., BMC Health Serv Res, 2010, 10, 251, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-10-251.

Additional files

Editorial Notes