KCE-16011: Evidenzbasierte Entscheidungshilfe zur Verordnung von Labortests in der Allgemeinmedizin - ELMO

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Trials description

The effect of evidence-based order sets within a CPOE (computerised physician order entry) system on the quantity and quality of laboratory test ordering in family practice: a cluster randomised trial (KCE-16011)

Participants (P)

Patients from primary care physicians (GPs) affiliated to one of three collaborating laboratories in the Leuven, Ghent or Antwerp regions

Intervention (I)

Evidence-based order sets for laboratory tests based on indication, implemented within a computerised physician order entry (CPOE) system

Control (C)

CPOE without evidence-based laboratory test order sets

Outcome (O)

Percentage of appropriate laboratory tests, volume of tests ordered, percentage of missed diagnoses.

Trial Design

Cluster randomised controlled trial

Sample Size

300 physicians randomized, data collected for 12 000 patients

Trial duration

2 years


1.8 million € (incl. VAT)


Closed - follow up complete


Trial team


UZ Leuven – KU Leuven

Chief Investigator

Prof Dr Bert Aertgeerts,
Academic Center for General Practice, KU Leuven

Trial coordinator

Dr Nicolas Delvaux,
Academic Center for General Practice, KU Leuven

External Partners

Prof Dr An De Sutter,
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care,
Ghent University

Scientific Institute of Public Health

Laboratory Anacura, Evergem

Medisch Centrum Huisartsen (MCH), Leuven

Algemeen Medisch Labo (AML), Antwerpen


Webpage: www.elmostudy.be

ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02950142




Commissioning workstream 2016

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