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Table 1 Overview of outcomes and measurements in the study

From: The cost-effectiveness of a new disease management model for frail elderly living in homes for the elderly, design of a cluster randomized controlled clinical trial

Variable Instrument Baseline 6 months
Primary outcome    
a. Quality of Care RAI-LTCF criteria X X
b. Quality Adjusted Life Years Euroqol & thermometer X X
c. Functional health COOP-WONCA & SF12 X X
Secondary outcome    
d. Patient care satisfaction Brief Quote on elderly Homes X X
e. Disability ADL-IADL Groningen Activity Restriction
Scale
X X
f. Mood disorders PRIME-MD X X
g. Hospital days Checklist resource utilization
Hospital records
X X
h. Time to nursing home
placement
Registration elderly home HIS   X
i. Time to mortality Registration elderly home HIS   X
Economic outcomes    
Direct costs Patient/family Interview
Registration pharmacy
Registration medical records
  X
Process outcomes    
Adherence professionals to
disease management protocol
Checklist   X
Adherence of patients to
specific disease management
recommendations
Checklist   X
Potential Effect Modifiers    
-Sociodemographics Patient Interview X  
-Health status (morbidity,
medication)
Patient Interview Patient records X X
-House & personnel
characteristics
Staff Interview X