Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
01/06/2005
Date assigned
03/06/2005
Last edited
18/08/2011
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Eric Thomas

ORCID ID

Contact details

6431 Fannin MSB 1.122
Houston
77030
United States of America
+1 713 500 6702
eric.thomas@uth.tmc.edu

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Executive walkrounds would improve the safety climate of providers

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Single-centre

Trial setting

Hospitals

Trial type

Other

Patient information sheet

Condition

Patient safety and medical errors

Intervention

Executive walkrounds versus no executive walkrounds

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Safety climate measured using the Safety Climate Survey

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/10/2003

Overall trial end date

31/03/2004

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

All clinical areas in Memorial Hermann Hospital. The unit of randomization was clinical areas. There were 23 units - 12 control, 11 executive walkrounds.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

All clinical areas in one hospital - 23 units.

Participant exclusion criteria

The emergency dept was excluded.

Recruitment start date

01/10/2003

Recruitment end date

31/03/2004

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United States of America

Trial participating centre

6431 Fannin MSB 1.122
Houston
77030
United States of America

Sponsor information

Organisation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (USA)

Sponsor details

Route 1 and College Road East
Princeton
08543-2316
United States of America
+1 609 452 8701
rwj@rwj.org

Sponsor type

Research organisation

Website

www.rwjf.org

Funders

Funder type

Research organisation

Funder name

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (USA)

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

Results in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=15823204

Correction in: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15949037

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Thomas EJ, Sexton JB, Neilands TB, Frankel A, Helmreich RL, The effect of executive walk rounds on nurse safety climate attitudes: a randomized trial of clinical units[ISRCTN85147255] [corrected]., BMC Health Serv Res, 2005, 5, 1, 28, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-5-28.

  2. Correction

    Thomas EJ, Sexton JB, Neilands TB, Frankel A, Helmreich RL, Correction: The effect of executive walk rounds on nurse safety climate attitudes: A randomized trial of clinical units [ISRCTN85147255]., BMC Health Serv Res, 2005, 5, 46, doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-5-46.

Additional files

Editorial Notes