Improving the safety and experience of transitions from hospital to home: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial of the ’Your Care Needs You’ intervention versus usual care
Baxter, R., Murray, J., Cockayne, S., Baird, K., Mandefield, L., Mills, T., Lawton, R., Hewitt, C., Richardson, G., Sheard, L. and O.Hara, J. (2022). Improving the safety and experience of transitions from hospital to home: a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial of the ’Your Care Needs You’ intervention versus usual care. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 8 (222). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-022-01180-3
|Authors||Baxter, R., Murray, J., Cockayne, S., Baird, K., Mandefield, L., Mills, T., Lawton, R., Hewitt, C., Richardson, G., Sheard, L. and O.Hara, J.|
The ‘Your Care Needs You’ (YCNY) intervention aims to increase the safety and experience of transitions for older people through greater patient involvement during the hospital stay.
A cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial was conducted on NHS inpatient wards (clusters) where ≥ 40% of patients were routinely ≥ 75 years. Wards were randomised to YCNY or usual care using an unequal allocation ratio (3:2). We aimed to recruit up to 20 patients per ward. Follow-up included routine data collection and questionnaires at 5-, 30-, and 90-days post-discharge. Eligible patients were ≥ 75 years, discharged home, stayed overnight on participating wards, and could read and understand English. The trial assessed the feasibility of delivering YCNY and the trial methodology through recruitment rates, outcome completion rates, and a qualitative evaluation. The accuracy of using routinely coded data for the primary outcome in the defnitive trial was assessed by extracting discharge information for up to ten nonindividual consenting patients per ward.
Ten wards were randomised (6 intervention, 4 control). One ward withdrew, and two wards were unable to deliver the intervention. Seven-hundred twenty-one patients were successfully screened, and 161 were recruited (95 intervention, 66 control). The patient post-discharge attrition rate was 17.4% (n = 28). Primary outcome data were gathered for 91.9% of participants with 75.2% and 59.0% providing secondary outcome data at 5 and 30 days post-discharge respectively. Item completion within questionnaires was generally high. Post-discharge follow-up was terminated early due to the COVID-19 pandemic afecting 90-day response rates (16.8%). Data from 88 nonindividual consenting patients identifed an error rate of 15% when using routinely coded data for the primary outcome. No unexpected serious adverse events were identifed.
|Keywords||Transitions of care Hospital discharge Cluster randomised controlled trial Feasibility trial Complex intervention, Patient safety, Patient experience, Care of older people|
|Journal||Pilot and Feasibility Studies|
|Journal citation||8 (222)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-022-01180-3|
|Web address (URL)||https://pilotfeasibilitystudies.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40814-022-01180-3|
|01 Oct 2022|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||19 Sep 2022|
|Deposited||05 Dec 2022|
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