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Clinical Pathway

openClinical.org: clinical pathways.

Clinical Pathways: multidisciplinary plans of best clinical practice.
Clinical Pathways are structured, multidisplinary plans of care designed to support the implementation of clinical guidelines and protocols.
Care Pathways can be viewed as algorithms in as much as they offer a flow chart format of the decisions to be made and the care to be provided for a given patient or patient group for a given condition in a step-wise sequence.

Clinical Pathways have four main components (Hill, 1994, Hill 1998): a timeline, the categories of care or activities and their interventions, intermediate and long term outcome criteria, and the variance record (to allow deviations to be documented and analysed).

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ICP: Integrated care pathways.

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