Integrated Care Pathways - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750640879

Integrated Care Pathways

1st Edition

A Practical Approach to Implementation

Editors: Sue Middleton Adrian Roberts
Paperback ISBN: 9780750640879
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 24th July 2000
Page Count: 168


"Integrated Care Pathways: a practical approach to implementation" is a realistic guide to the development, implementation and evaluation of ICPs, written by authors who have an understanding and experience of using care pathways in clinical practice.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: What are integrated pathways?; Introduction; PART TWO: Why introduce integrated care pathways?; ICPs and quality: the use of ICPs to facilitate a clinically effective service; Effectiveness: the use of ICPs to facilitate a cost-effective service; ICPs: a vehicle to deliver clinical governance; PART THREE: How to introduce integrated care pathways; Getting started; Documentation; Crossing professional and service boundaries: a case study; Maintaining momentum; Evaluation care pathways; Clinical benchmarking; Appendix 1: Clinical pathways maturity matrix; Appendix 2: Integrated care pathway for 'cardiac' chest pain/suspected myocardial infarction; Appendix 3: Integrated care pathway for day case cardiac catheters; Index.


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About the Editor

Sue Middleton

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Integrated Care Associates, Flintshire, UK

Adrian Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director, Integrated Care Associates, Flintshire, UK