Katja Heiden

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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)
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)
Healthcare providers are facing an enormous cost pressure, wherefore the assurance of an efficient care on a high level of quality is of decisive importance. Clinical guidelines and clinical pathways have been established for that purpose. Clinical guidelines offer abstract recommendations for diagnostic and therapeutic issues, while clinical pathways are a(More)
Leitlinien und klinische Pfade sollen zur Sicherstellung einer effizienten und qualitativ hochwertigen medizinischen Versorgung beitragen. Leitlinien geben ab-strakte Handlungskorridore vor, während Pfade einen operativen Behandlungsstandard darstellen. Die Berücksichtigung von Leitlinien bei der Pfaderstellung wird zuneh-mend gefordert, ist aber aufgrund(More)
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)
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