Board not bound by strict rules of procedure; stenographic notes of oral proceedings; record of charges and evidence.
Clinical pathways are used all over the world . Although their wide use, there are many uncertainties involved: Firstly, the terminology and the way they are defined and developed is unclear . Secondly their impact is unclear. Several reviews on the effect of clinical pathways [4;] describe a variety of outcomes.
De Luc et al  found 17 different names describing this concept. In literature most frequently the terms clinical pathway, critical pathway, integrated care pathway and care map are used [4;5]. Fifteen different entry terms are used in the medical subheading database.
A recent literature review  identified 84 different definitions in a Medline search between and Based on an international consensus meeting in Slovenia december the E-P-A defined a care pathway as: Care pathways are a methodology for the mutual decision making and organization of care for a well-defined group of patients during a well-defined period.
Defining characteristics of care pathways includes: An explicit statement of the goals and key elements of care based on evidence, best practice, and patient expectations; The facilitation of the communication, coordination of roles, and sequencing the activities of the multidisciplinary care team, patients and their relatives; The documentation, monitoring, and evaluation of variances and outcomes; and The identification of the appropriate resources.
The aim of a care pathway is to enhance the quality of care by improving patient outcomes, promoting patient safety, increasing patient satisfaction, and optimizing the use of resources.
Based on international discussions, the E-P-A summer schools, and on the results of the PhD study of Kris Vanhaecht, a new definition was suggested and adopted: E-P-A Definition of care pathway A care pathway is a complex intervention for the mutual decision making and organisation of care processes for a well-defined group of patients during a well-defined period.
Defining characteristics of care pathways include: The aim of a care pathway is to enhance the quality of care across the continuum by improving risk-adjusted patient outcomes, promoting patient safety, increasing patient satisfaction, and optimizing the use of resources.
The impact of clinical pathways on the organisation of care processes. For care pathways, the active ingredients are: If you want to find information on internet or on Pubmed about clinical pathways, you can use the following terms: Reference List  Zander K.
Journal of Integrated Care Pathways ; 6: International survey on the use and dissemination of clinical pathways in 23 countries. Clinical pathways in 17 European Union countries:Start studying HESI remediation management of care.
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