Effectiveness of a Observational Unit at St. Olavs Hospital

2014-08-27 03:15:00 | BioPortfolio


The trial is designed to evaluate the effectiveness of a newly established Observational unit at St. Olavs Hospital in terms of readmission rates, compared to the provision of care in normal/traditional units for defined diagnosis and medical problems.


Observational units are thought to be more efficient than traditional ward units, but the evidence is scarce. The trial will in a randomized fashion evaluate the study hypothesis at an organizational level and not confined to specific diagnosis. There are established eligibility and exclusion criteria based on clinical experience. Endpoint is length of stay and readmission within 30 days. In addition the study will give information on the use of diagnostic and treatment resources used and collect some basic demographic variables.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Health Services Research


Length of Stay


Organizational change, Organizational change


St. Olavs Hospital


Not yet recruiting


St. Olavs Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:00-0400

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