Britta Böckmann

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Clinical guidelines and clinical pathways are accepted instruments for quality assurance and process optimization. Defining a standardized patient treatment for a specific disease clinical guidelines provide evident medical knowledge for diagnostic and therapeutic issues in form of narrative recommendations. Clinical pathways offer process-like descriptions(More)
An interdisciplinary and intersectoral coordinated therapy management along Clinical Practice Guidelines can ensure that all patients receive adequate diagnostic, treatment, and supportive services that lead most likely to optimal outcomes. Within the research project "Virtual Oncological Networks", guideline-compliant pathways are defined and enacted(More)
Procurement and supply belong to the crucial supporting processes in hospitals. By providing the right products at the right time in the right quantity in the right place, these processes are of major importance for patient safety and the success of the primary hospital process cure and care. Though of such an importance, the hospital's internal and(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare providers are facing an enormous cost pressure and a scarcity of resources. They need to realign in the tension between economic efficiency and demand-oriented healthcare. Clinical guidelines and clinical pathways are used in German hospitals to improve the quality of care and to reduce costs at the same time. Clinical guidelines(More)
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