Electronic Medical Record Based Discharge Medication Order Set for Surgery

Recruiting · 18+ · All Sexes · Seattle, WA

Surgical Discharge EMR Intervention

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About the trial for Surgery

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Electronic Medical Record Based Discharge Medication Order Set is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Electronic Medical Record Based Discharge Medication Order Set
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and older. There are 3 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: Within 30 Days
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: Within 30 Days
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: Within 30 Days.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Electronic Medical Record Based Discharge Medication Order Set will improve 1 primary outcome and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Surgery. Measurement will happen over the course of Within 30 Days.

Proportion of Cases with Hospital Readmissions to a Surgical Service
Readmissions to surgical service within 30 days of discharge
Proportion of Cases with Emergency Room Visits
ER visits within 30 days of discharge
Proportion of cases with Phone Calls to Surgery Department
Phone calls to surgery department within 30 days of discharge
Additional Opioid Burden within 30 days
Morphine milligram equivalents on any additional opioid prescription within 30 days of discharge
Total Discharge Opioid Burden
Morphine milligram equivalents in the initial discharge prescription after index surgery

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
D. F.
Prof. David Flum, Professor of Surgery
University of Washington

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Can surgery be cured?

The presence of residual cancer cells should be taken into account when evaluating disease-free survival, and patients should be re-surveyed post-therapies. In the case of persistent disease, surgery alone does not always warrant a complete resection. [A cure is always not possible since residual cancer cells can be identified even in the presence of complete resection]

Anonymous Patient Answer

What are the signs of surgery?

[Anesthesiologist's observations during surgery. Clinical signs, including: (a) tachypnea, (b) hypotension, (c) tachycardia, (d) respiratory distress, (e) cyanosis, (f) gastrointestinal complications, (g) ileus, (h) hypo-oxygenation, (i) postural hypotension, (j) postoperative nausea and vomiting, (k) delirium, (l) seizure activity, (m) increased intraocular pressure, (n) renal failure, and (o) respiratory arrest are the signs of surgery.

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How many people get surgery a year in the United States?

About 30 million surgical procedures are performed yearly, among them 15 million ambulatory procedures, and 10 million inpatient admissions. All these numbers make the United States a major surgical hub.

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What causes surgery?

Overall, more than one half of the patients with no family history of cancer had a family history of cancer. This suggests that some common familial cancers may share a common genetic basis. This article will only cover known hereditary cancers. However, most surgeries are not hereditary in origin. Most patients with cancer surgery (86%) report familial influences on their decision to receive surgery.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is surgery?

[The use of this term in reference to surgery has been contested. See also Article on surgical instruments (]. In general, the term "surgery" applies to all medically-indicated treatment which requires surgery (e.g., surgical suture in wound closure, removal of foreign bodies, etc). In cases of surgical intervention on tissue that has not recently been exposed to the body, and which has been cut out of the body (e.g., excisions from body cavities and from the soft tissues of the face), the term amputation is more correct.

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What are common treatments for surgery?

There is no current cure available for the treatment of cancer. In the context of surgery, many of these treatments and procedures are still considered a treatment or intervention. The purpose is to treat and improve outcomes by providing the best care. More research is needed to understand the effectiveness and harms. These treatments and procedures are not included in this study.\n

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Has electronic medical record based discharge medication order set proven to be more effective than a placebo?

In a recent study, findings of this study demonstrate that electronically created medication orders written into the EMR significantly decreased the length of inpatient stays and hospital charges whereas medication orders created only in the electronic order set domain did not.

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Does surgery run in families?

Recent findings highlight the significant impact of surgical treatment for PCS on families and suggest new perspectives for optimizing both surgical outcomes and family functioning during the postoperative period.

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Who should consider clinical trials for surgery?

Older, healthier women are likely to be interested in clinical trials. In an attempt to recruit these women to clinical trials, surgeons and other oncologists should be aware that the women's preferences for clinical trials and treatments should be addressed.

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Is electronic medical record based discharge medication order set safe for people?

Use of EMR-generated medication orders was associated with fewer drugs being administered beyond the required 10-day window and with no increase in length of hospital stay compared with traditional handwritten drug orders.

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating surgery?

Recently, surgeons have been successful in treating surgeries which have been previously known treatments, but even more so, doctors are starting to discover procedures which may not even have been considered before. More doctors would be involved in surgery if a solution to surgery was found. But there does not seem to be enough data to support any new discoveries in surgery, until more information about surgery can be gathered.

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What is the primary cause of surgery?

The most common surgeries are elective procedures and conditions that are not medically managed. Surgery should be viewed as a last resort option only. If surgery is needed, surgeons must reassure the patient that there is a very low risk of major complications.

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