Pathways of care define in detail the individual components of treatment for a group of patients. A well written pathway can give rise to consistent care of the highest quality. There are both educational and audit advantages to the approach. Details the means by which groups are selected and the care pathways written. Gives an example of the benefits that can accrue, based on the authors’ experience at Ashford Hospital, UK of running a pathway for patients having prostate surgery. The pathways are appreciated by patients, nurses, doctors and managers. Care is improved and costs contained.
Ellis, B. (1997), "A clinical view of pathways of care in disease management", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 61-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/09526869710166950Download as .RIS
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