Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Assess whether a pre-operative exercise training program (Prehabilitation) for elderly patients undergoing cystectomy for bladder cancer will lower their post-operative 90-day hospital readmission rate.
The study will compare the readmission rate of 70 recruited prehabilitation patients to the historic readmission rates from our institution and the published literature. Readmission will be defined as an admission to any acute care hospital after initial discharge from the immediate post-operative stay within 90 days of surgery. Visits to emergency rooms or urgent, unscheduled outpatient evaluations will be tracked, but will not count as a readmission. We will also track instances in which patients experience multiple re-admissions within 90 days of surgery, but for the purposes of this study, multiple re-admissions for an individual patient will only count as a single readmission event.
Jeffrey S. Montgomery, MD
University of Michigan
United States: Institutional Review Board
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