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Clinical Care Pathways

  • Benjamin E. SchneiderEmail author
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Abstract

Clinical care pathways have been developed to integrate multidisciplinary treatment for a defined diagnosis or treatment. The concept of surgical pathways is not new, with published examples ranging from craniotomy to the treatment diabetic foot ulcers. From the standpoint of the surgical care, such pathways represent an algorithmic approach to patient care beginning with preoperative evaluation and extending through each treatment stage to discharge and follow-up.

Keywords

Surgical Care Algorithmic Approach Patient Centered Care Multidisciplinary Treatment Treatment Stage 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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