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The InterACT (Intervention for Appropriate Care and Treatment) study: working with clinical teams in hospitals to trial a feedback loop approach to promoting appropriate care and treatment for elderly patients at the end-of-life.

The Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation

Dataset description

This study will work with clinical teams in three acute hospitals to trial a feedback loop approach to promoting appropriate care and treatment for elderly patients at the end-of-life. The feedback loop is intended to provide a ‘flag’ to increase clinician awareness of the risk profile of their patients, and to prompt a tailored care review activity.
It is expected that the use of this feedback intervention will improve care outcomes for elderly patients, specifically to increase appropriate care and treatment pathways and reduce the incidence of non-beneficial treatments. the study will report the impact on patients, and the costs and implementation issues of the feedback loop activity.
Trial website http://www.aushsi.org.au/research/nhmrc-funded-research/the-interact-trial-intervention-for-appropriate-care-treatment/
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The InterACT (Intervention for Appropriate Care and Treatment) study: working with clinical teams in hospitals to trial a feedback loop approach to promoting appropriate care and treatment for elderly patients at the end-of-life.

Brief Summary

This study will work with clinical teams in three acute hospitals to trial a feedback loop approach to promoting appropriate care and treatment for elderly patients at the end-of-life. The feedback loop is intended to provide a ‘flag’ to increase clinician awareness of the risk profile of their patients, and to prompt a tailored care review activity. It is expected that the use of this feedback intervention will improve care outcomes for elderly patients, specifically to increase appropriate care and treatment pathways and reduce the incidence of non-beneficial treatments. the study will report the impact on patients, and the costs and implementation issues of the feedback loop activity.

Conditions

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Inclusion Criteria

  • Note that this study directly recruits clinical teams to participate not patients. Inclusion criteria for Population 1, Clinical teams: - be an established clinical team unit or specialty that routinely admits patients within the hospital - include a nominated lead specialist consultant/s - include a registrar/s and affiliated clinical nurse consultant or nurse unit manager - have a clinical team structure and admission pattern typical of the hospital - have a consistent history of admitting patients aged 75 years or over during a sample time period in the previous year - participate in an information session with the project team. Inclusion criteria for Population 2, patient data: Patients admitted under the enrolled clinical teams and aged 75 years or over. Inclusion criteria for population 3, (semi-structured interviews), Clinical teams, executive advisory group, site study team: Enrolled clinical teams, hospital study executive advisory group and site study team members.

Study Type

  • Interventional

Ethics Approval

Study Protocol: Available
Data Dictionary: Not Available

Will individual participant data (IPD) for this trial be available?

yes

What data in particular will be shared?

Non-identifiable final data sets for outcome 1-8

When will data be available?

Data will be available once results have been published. No end date will be in place.

Available to whom?

Will be available to people who have ethical or other approvals to use the data sets, and as approved by the data custodian

Available for what types of analyses?

Will be available for analyses that reflect the original intent of the data collection, and have appropriate ethical or other approvals in place.