Pathways of Care
Pathways of Care
May 1997, Wiley-Blackwell
DescriptionPathways of Care programmes are used in all areas of healthcare to improve clinical effectiveness and the quality of patient care. This book is an essential reference source for all those involved in coordinating healthcare delivery. It is also a valuable tool for those piloting the use of Pathways, for those who have already implemented Pathway programmes, and for anyone interested in investigating or using Pathways. The book provides detailed information on the concepts of Pathways and many examples of how Pathways of care have been implemented and used in different clinical settings. The text considers key topics including clinical guidelines, legal issues, risk management and analysis of variation. With contributions from experts in a wide range of settings--including community and mental health, cardiology, urology, orthopaedics and paediatrics--this well-referenced text draws on practical experiences in identifying, evaluating and modifying the process of healthcare delivery.
Penelope J. Keith, Journal of Community Nursing, 1999.
"This readable textbook provides examples of some innovative and best practice experiences from contributors with a variety of backgrounds and clinical settings."
"Recommended reading for all health care professionals, particularly key workers , named nurses, and those committed to multi-professional working."
D A Corby, Health Management, 1998.
"An excellent book. The editor has achieved a remarkably consistent standard of clear writing in a book with many authors, making Pathways of Care unusual as well as useful."
Dr Steve Iliffe, British Journal of Health Care Management, 1997.
"This book is an invaluable reference book, and is highly recommended to anyone working with ethnic groups."
Nirma Phillips, Health Visitor, 1997.
"The Ethnic Health Handbook is long overdue, well organized and referenced, and is clearly written. As such it is not only a must for nurse managers, but for anyone with an interest and commitment to ethnic health issues."
Mary Hawkey, Journal of Nursing Management, 1997.