This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition critical illness
Sponsor Hospital Sao Domingos
Start date April 2014
End date March 2015
Trial size 1000 participants
Trial identifier NCT02330874, 003/2014


In a recent study, which included 845 patients that at the time of ICU discharge had at least one risk factor for readmission, the investigators' group developed a new readmission risk score in the ICU, Safe Discharge from ICU (SD-ICU), using parameters easily and routinely measured in ICU: the Charlson comorbidity (ICC), the TISS-28 (Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System - 28), the length of stay in ICU and age. Through ROC curve analysis, the investigators found that patients with a score above 14.5 had a high probability of readmission.

The objective of this study is to validate the Safe Discharge from ICU (SD-ICU) score as a tool to predict unplanned readmissions to the intensive care unit.

All adult patients discharged from a 37 bed general ICU from April 2014 to March 2015 will be included in the study. The SD-ICU score is routinely calculated at the time of discharge from the ICU. Patients will be divided into two groups: those with SD-ICU score> 14.5 (group 1) and those with a score equal to or less than 14.5 (group 2). The two groups will be compared with respect to the frequency of unplanned readmissions. Stepwise, multivariate logistic regression will be used to investigate the association between the risk factors for readmission used in SD-ICU score and ICU readmission as outcome.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective retrospective

Primary Outcomes

Readmission to the ICU
time frame: After ICU discharge

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Adult patients discharged from a general ICU Exclusion Criteria: - Patients under 18 years old - Those that were not candidates for ICU readmission (interhospital and home care transfer)

Additional Information

Official title Assessment of the Risk of Unplanned Readmission to the Intensive Care Unit Using the Safe Discharge From ICU (SD-ICU) Score: A Validation Study.
Principal investigator JOSE R AZEVEDO, PhD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Hospital Sao Domingos.