Treatment for Frailty

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Northwestern University Department of Emergency Medicine, Chicago, ILFrailty+5 More
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial will test whether adding a specialized team to care for older adults in the emergency department improves care and outcomes.

Eligible Conditions
  • Frailty

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

0 Primary · 10 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 30 days

30 days
Number of patients admitted
PROMIS Item Bank v. 1.0 - Emotional Distress - Anxiety (Adaptive)
Mental Depression
PROMIS Item Bank v2.0 - Ability to Participate Social (Adaptive)
PROMIS Item Bank v2.0 - Physical Function (Adaptive)
Return Emergency Department Visits
9 days
Number of patients with hospital admission or death
PROMIS Item Bank v2.0 - Ability to Participate Social Roles and Activities (Adaptive)

Trial Safety

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

1 of 1

Active Control

840 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Treatment · No Placebo Group · N/A

ControlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 30 days

Who is running the clinical trial?

Northwestern UniversityLead Sponsor
1,477 Previous Clinical Trials
810,217 Total Patients Enrolled
5 Trials studying Frailty
1,141 Patients Enrolled for Frailty
Scott M Dresden, MD, MSPrincipal InvestigatorNorthwestern University Department of Emergency Medicine

Eligibility Criteria

Age 65+ · All Participants · 4 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You have a high score on the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) indicating frailty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any open spots for individuals to join this trial?

"Per the information available on, participation in this medical trial is open to new recruits. The study was first published on October 7th 2019 and has been updated most recently as of March 18th 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How expansive is the recruitment of participants for this trial?

"Correct. The website shows this medical trial is actively recruiting, with the first post being dated October 7th 2019 and most recent update on March 18th 2022. 840 participants need to be found at a single clinical site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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