Pathways of Care / Edition 1

Pathways of Care / Edition 1

by S. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0632040769

ISBN-13: 9780632040766

Pub. Date: 05/13/1997

Publisher: Wiley

Pathways of Care programmes are used in all areas of healthcare to improve clinical effectiveness and the quality of patient care. This book is an essential reference source for all those involved in coordinating healthcare delivery. It is also a valuable tool for those piloting the use of Pathways, for those who have already implemented Pathway programmes, and for

Overview

Pathways of Care programmes are used in all areas of healthcare to improve clinical effectiveness and the quality of patient care. This book is an essential reference source for all those involved in coordinating healthcare delivery. It is also a valuable tool for those piloting the use of Pathways, for those who have already implemented Pathway programmes, and for anyone interested in investigating or using Pathways. The book provides detailed information on the concepts of Pathways and many examples of how Pathways of care have been implemented and used in different clinical settings. The text considers key topics including clinical guidelines, legal issues, risk management and analysis of variation. With contributions from experts in a wide range of settings—including community and mental health, cardiology, urology, orthopaedics and paediatrics—this well-referenced text draws on practical experiences in identifying, evaluating and modifying the process of healthcare delivery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632040766
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/13/1997
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.67(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Pathway Tool:; Introduction to Pathways of care; What is a pathway of care?; Analysis of variation from the pathway; Part 2 Pathways in the Acute Setting:; Pathways in urology; Pathways in cardiology; Pathways in orthopaedics; Pathways in paediatrics; Pathways in accident and emergency; Part 3 Pathways in the Non-Acute Setting:; Pathways bridging the acute/community interface; Pathways in community mental health; Pathways for stroke care; Part 4 The Issues:; Pathways of care, clinical guidelines and the law; Pathways of care - a tool for minimising risk; Pathways as a basis for evidence-based contracting; Automation of Pathways; Into the future with Pathways of care; Index

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