Integrated Care Pathways : A Practical Approach to Implementation, Paperback Book

Integrated Care Pathways : A Practical Approach to Implementation Paperback

Edited by Sue Middleton, Adrian Roberts


An effective way of implementing new NHS initiatives into improved clinical practice, Integrated Care Pathways (ICPs) concentrate on patient-centred multidisciplinary care. Sue Middleton and Adrian Roberts explain how to use ICPs to deliver appropriate patient care in a team environment without compromising clinical freedom, as well as describing the relationship between ICPs and Clinical Governance. The introduction of Clinical Governance has led to increased interest in ICPs as the tool by which nationally defined guidelines and standards can be made locally applicable, leading to continuous quality improvement. Whilst research about the impact of ICPs is thin, there is increasing evidence from audit and evaluation in Trusts that ICPs lead to real improvements in standards and outcomes for patients.Explains the concept of care pathways - from initial idea through to working modelFocuses 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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 168 pages, 30 ills.
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General practice
  • ISBN: 9780750640879


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