Proactive E-consult for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Washington DC VA Medical Center, Washington, United States
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease+1 More ConditionsProactive E-consult - Behavioral
18 - 89
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial looks at an intervention to get HIV+ patients better, evidence-based care for COPD. The intervention makes it so that specialist support primary care providers who manage HIV+ patients. This way, better care can be given in real-time to patients.

Eligible Conditions
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Treatment Effectiveness

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Baseline: prior to intervention roll-out. Follow-up: after exposure to intervention (defined as having received at least 2 E-consults), up to 3 years.

Month 6
% of COPD care recommendations received by patients of enrolled providers
Week 6
Patient health-related quality of life
Year 3
HIV provider satisfaction with specialty-care support

Trial Safety

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

Usual care
1 of 2
Proactive E-consult
1 of 2

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

270 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Proactive E-consult · No Placebo Group · N/A

Proactive E-consult
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Proactive E-consult · Intervention Types: Behavioral
Usual careNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: Usual care · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: baseline: prior to intervention roll-out. follow-up: after exposure to intervention (defined as having received at least 2 e-consults), up to 3 years.

Who is running the clinical trial?

Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical CenterFED
38 Previous Clinical Trials
17,734 Total Patients Enrolled
VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemFED
60 Previous Clinical Trials
26,567 Total Patients Enrolled
Yale UniversityOTHER
1,727 Previous Clinical Trials
20,519,318 Total Patients Enrolled
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical CenterFED
30 Previous Clinical Trials
10,413 Total Patients Enrolled
University of Colorado, DenverOTHER
1,639 Previous Clinical Trials
1,659,283 Total Patients Enrolled
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare SystemFED
47 Previous Clinical Trials
7,397 Total Patients Enrolled
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care SystemFED
50 Previous Clinical Trials
22,332 Total Patients Enrolled
VA Connecticut Healthcare SystemFED
76 Previous Clinical Trials
6,338 Total Patients Enrolled
Atlanta VA Medical CenterFED
23 Previous Clinical Trials
68,792 Total Patients Enrolled
Nashville VA Medical CenterUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
10 Total Patients Enrolled
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical ResearchLead Sponsor
52 Previous Clinical Trials
13,404 Total Patients Enrolled
Christian D. Helfrich, PhD, MPHPrincipal InvestigatorVA Puget Sound Health Care System
David H. Au, MD, MSPrincipal InvestigatorVA Puget Sound Health Care System
Kristina A. Crothers, MDPrincipal InvestigatorVA Puget Sound Health Care System

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18 - 89 · All Participants · 2 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “Yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are a healthcare provider who works at one of the seven locations participating in the study and treat people with infectious diseases on an outpatient basis.
You have both HIV and COPD, and your healthcare provider is participating in this study.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are geriatric individuals being sought for inclusion in this experiment?

"Eligibility for this clinical experiment is restricted to those between 18 and 89 years of age. There are 41 separate trials available for people below the age of consent, with an additional 352 studies that cater to seniors above 65." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How extensive is the geographic reach of this trial?

"Seven medical institutions are presently accepting patients for this study. These locations include Atlanta VA Health Care System in Atlanta, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver and Nashville VA Medical Center in Nashville amongst other sites." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

For whom would this clinical research be an appropriate option?

"This investigation is recruiting 600 individuals with chronic obstructive lung disease, whose ages range between 18 and 89. To qualify, candidates must meet the following requirements: • They have to be HIV+ patients on outpatient infectious protection at one of the 7 local sites enrolled in this trial., • Their COPD treatment needs to be administered by a provider included in the study.." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Is this scientific investigation currently recruiting participants?

"The data on affirms that this medical trial is actively recruiting patients. It was posted online firstly on May 21st 2019 and the most recent edition occurred November 2nd 2022." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

What is the aggregate size of the population involved in this experiment?

"Confirmed. The details posted on suggest that the medical trial is actively recruiting participants, with the original posting date being May 21st 2019 and most recent update occurring November 2nd 2022. 600 patients need to be recruited from 7 different sites." - 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.