Integrated Care Pathways

Integrated Care Pathways

A Practical Approach to Implementation

1st Edition - July 24, 2000
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  • Editors: Sue Middleton, Adrian Roberts
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750640879

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* Explains the concept of care pathways - from initial idea through to working model * Focuses on the use of Integrated Care Pathways to facilitate multidisciplinary involvement in patient care * Highlights potential pitfalls and advises on how to overcome them to ensure successful operation of care pathways * A useful set of Appendices with clinical examples provides a practical tool for setting up your own Integrated Care Pathways

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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 168
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2000
  • Published: July 24, 2000
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750640879

About the Editors

Sue Middleton

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Integrated Care Associates, Flintshire, UK

Adrian Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director, Integrated Care Associates, Flintshire, UK