The rationale for the use of clinical pathways in the planning and mapping out of the process of care across multi-professional settings is now well established. Indeed it has featured consistently in a raft of health care reforms since 1997.
In How to Successfully Implement Clinical Pathways, four practitioners at the fore front of developing, using and evaluating the use of clinical pathways have produced a guaide to help promote understanding and know how on the effective use of such protocols.
The guidebook is based on their substantial hands-on experiences and research and provides step by step accounts on:
In addition, two detailed examples are provided in order to illustrate development and use of pathways in specific care areas.
The book will be of value to all health care improvers, clinicians, managers and frontline staff involved in developing and implementing pathways.