Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
18/11/2010
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

Dr Bronagh Walsh

ORCID ID

Contact details

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Building 68
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)23 8059 7991
b.m.walsh@soton.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

SPGS801

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Is a nurse-led unit an acceptable and cost-effective model of postacute intermediate care? (alongside already-funded RCT assessing in-hospital effectiveness)

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

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Symptoms and general pathology: Other symptoms and general pathology

Intervention

Economic evaluation of 240 patients randomly assigned to conventional care or nurse-led unit

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Primary Outcomes: Length of stay, physical functioning (Barthel), discharge destination
Also: costs of care, mortality and complications, service use, re-admissions

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/08/1998

Overall trial end date

31/07/2000

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

240 patients + subgroups, aged over 16, medically stable but in need of further nursing or inpatient care

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

240

Participant exclusion criteria

Patients referred for palliative care

Recruitment start date

01/08/1998

Recruitment end date

31/07/2000

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
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

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

2001 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11222419

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Steiner A, Walsh B, Pickering RM, Wiles R, Ward J, Brooking JI, , Therapeutic nursing or unblocking beds? A randomised controlled trial of a post-acute intermediate care unit., BMJ, 2001, 322, 7284, 453-460.

Additional files

Editorial Notes