Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
09/12/2010
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 Joanna Coast

ORCID ID

Contact details

University of Bristol
Department of Social Medicine
Canynge Hall
Whiteladies Road
Bristol
BS8 2PR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)117 928 7337
jo.coast@bristol.ac.uk

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

C/INT/16-04-94/COAST/F

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

To compare effectiveness and acceptability of early discharge to a hospital at home scheme with that of routine discharge from acute hospital.

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

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Quality of life

Intervention

Patients' received hospital at home care or routine hospital care.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Patients' quality of life, satisfaction, and physical functioning assessed at 4 weeks and 3 months after randomisation to treatment; length of stay in hospital and in hospital at home scheme after randomisation; mortality at 3 months.

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/06/1994

Overall trial end date

31/07/1996

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

241 hospitalised but medically stable elderly patients who fulfilled criteria for early discharge to hospital at home scheme and who consented to participate.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

241

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/06/1994

Recruitment end date

31/07/1996

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

University of Bristol
Bristol
BS8 2PR
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 West (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

1998 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9624074

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Coast J, Richards SH, Peters TJ, Gunnell DJ, Darlow MA, Pounsford J, Hospital at home or acute hospital care? A cost minimisation analysis., BMJ, 1998, 316, 7147, 1802-1806.

Additional files

Editorial Notes