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This paper examines the establishment of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Clinical Pathways Office, as well as the goals of clinical pathway development from the standpoint of a regional hospital system.
Post-TOP lobectomy is associated with increased clinical staging, greater utilization of mediastinoscopy and bronchoscopy, performance of minimally invasive resection, greater number of lymph nodes procured, and decreased length of stay.
The authors review information to guide the appropriate management of older adults with multiple myeloma and discuss issues that may arise from the multidisciplinary management of this patient population.
The purpose of this article is to describe the role of the MIS and MSL in responding to requests from HCPs and clinical pathways developers for up-to-date, evidence-based product information to enable them to make informed decisions about patient care.
In this feature, Dr Aymen Elfiky, MD, MSc, MBA, explains the application of first principles to clinical pathways and the concept of clinical value cycles.
A clinical pathway model for malnutrition management can be applied across many systems, such as in long-term care facilities and integrated delivery systems.
Using principles of pathways, the paper explores a framework for a restructuring health care that aligns design, delivery, governance, and administration to reconnect providers, caregivers, and patients; improve quality and safety; and continue to lower cost of care.
Implementation of a standardized multidisciplinary rounds protocol can improve care coordination, patient assessments of care quality, and patient length of stay.
Researchers show that patient navigation programs can reduce provider costs by decreasing missed colorectal cancer screening appointments.