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Trial registered on ANZCTR


Trial ID
ACTRN12605000212651
Ethics application status
Approved
Date submitted
23/08/2005
Date registered
25/08/2005
Date last updated
22/01/2008
Type of registration
Retrospectively registered

Titles & IDs
Public title
An audit of drug use in hospital and its influence on falls: A retrospective case control study
Scientific title
An audit of drug use in hospital and its influence on falls: A retrospective case control study
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Falls in hospitalised patients 295 0
Condition category
Condition code
Injuries and Accidents 332 332 0 0
Other injuries and accidents

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Observational
Patient registry
Target follow-up duration
Target follow-up type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
None
Intervention code [1] 228 0
None
Comparator / control treatment
Case-matched controls who did not fall during hospital admission
Control group
Historical

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 389 0
Benzodiazepine use in hospital
Timepoint [1] 389 0
End of hospital admission
Secondary outcome [1] 857 0
Antpsychotic use in hospital.
Timepoint [1] 857 0
End of hospital admission
Secondary outcome [2] 858 0
Tricyclic antidepressant use in hospital.
Timepoint [2] 858 0
End of hospital admission

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Patients admitted to the Repatriation General Hospital in 2001. Fallers were defined as patients who had experienced at least one fall during their admission. Controls will be randomly selected from the remaining admissions and frequency matched for comorbidities, age, and gender.
Minimum age
Not stated
Maximum age
Not stated
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
No exclusion criteria

Study design
Purpose
Natural history
Duration
Cross-sectional
Selection
Case control
Timing
Retrospective
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Date of first participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last participant enrolment
Anticipated
Actual
Date of last data collection
Anticipated
Actual
Sample size
Target
Accrual to date
Final
Recruitment in Australia
Recruitment state(s)

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 392 0
Other
Name [1] 392 0
Flinders Institute for Health and Medical Research
Address [1] 392 0
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5000
Country [1] 392 0
Australia
Primary sponsor type
Individual
Name
Professor Maria Crotty
Address
Department of Rehabilitaton and Aged Care Flinders University Repatriation General Hospital Daws Rd Daw Park SA 5041
Country
Australia
Secondary sponsor category [1] 321 0
None
Name [1] 321 0
None
Address [1] 321 0
Country [1] 321 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status
Approved
Ethics committee name [1] 1381 0
Repatriation General Hospital
Ethics committee address [1] 1381 0
Ethics committee country [1] 1381 0
Australia
Date submitted for ethics approval [1] 1381 0
Approval date [1] 1381 0
Ethics approval number [1] 1381 0

Summary
Brief summary
Trial website
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
Principal investigator
Name 35214 0
Address 35214 0
Country 35214 0
Phone 35214 0
Fax 35214 0
Email 35214 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 9417 0
Prof. Maria Crotty
Address 9417 0
Department of Rehabilitaton and Aged Care
Flinders University
Repatriation General Hospital
Daws Rd
Daw Park SA 5041
Country 9417 0
Australia
Phone 9417 0
+61 8 82751103
Fax 9417 0
+61 8 82751130
Email 9417 0
maria.crotty@rgh.sa.gov.au
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 345 0
Prof. Maria Crotty
Address 345 0
Department of Rehabilitaton and Aged Care
Flinders University
Repatriation General Hospital
Daws Rd
Daw Park SA 5041
Country 345 0
Australia
Phone 345 0
+61 8 82751103
Fax 345 0
+61 8 82751130
Email 345 0
maria.crotty@rgh.sa.gov.au