message for Emergency Treatment

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Emergency Treatment+2 More
message - Behavioral
Eligibility
Any Age
All Sexes
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Study Summary

This trial will test whether sending patients a reminder message after a medical procedure will make them more likely to contact their doctor with any concerns, potentially decreasing the need for emergency department visits.

Eligible Conditions
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Telephone Hotlines

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

0 Primary · 16 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 18 months or as long as it takes to reach N=17,300, whichever occurs first

12 months
ED utilization
ED utilization - surgical patients only
Phone calls
Phone calls - surgical patients only
Month 18
ED utilization: call your provider vs. call the tele-nurse, surgical appointments only
ED utilization: call your provider vs. control group
ED utilization: call your provider vs. control group, surgical appointments only
ED utilization: messaged groups vs. control group, surgical appointments only
ED utilization: tele-nurse vs. control group
ED utilization: tele-nurse vs. control group, surgical appointments only
Phone calls: call your provider vs. control group
Phone calls: tele-nurse vs. control group
5 months
ED utilization: call your provider vs. call the tele-nurse
ED utilization: messaged groups vs. control group
Phone calls: call your provider vs. call the tele-nurse
Phone calls: messaged groups vs. control group

Trial Safety

Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Control
1 of 3
Nudge: call tele-nurse
1 of 3
Nudge: call provider
1 of 3
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

17300 Total Participants · 3 Treatment Groups

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

Nudge: call tele-nurseExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: message, tele-nurse · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
Nudge: call providerExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: message, provider · Intervention Types: Behavioral, Behavioral
ControlNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Control · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 18 months or as long as it takes to reach n=17,300, whichever occurs first

Who is running the clinical trial?

Geisinger ClinicLead Sponsor
134 Previous Clinical Trials
4,905,573 Total Patients Enrolled
Amir Goren, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorGeisinger Clinic
16 Previous Clinical Trials
207,875 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
The patient is enrolled in myGeisinger, which is Geisinger's patient portal.
Some women who had procedures in the Women's Health department during the study period, including surgical procedures, in-office procedures, and baby deliveries, experienced complications.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 5th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 3rd, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.