An overview on the history and concept of care pathways as complex interventions

  title={An overview on the history and concept of care pathways as complex interventions},
  author={Kris Vanhaecht and Massimiliano Panella and Ruben van Zelm and Walter Sermeus},
  journal={International Journal of Care Pathways},
  pages={117 - 123}
Care pathways, also known as clinical pathways, critical pathways or integrated care pathways, are used all over the world. Although they are used internationally, there are still a large number of misunderstandings. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview on the history of pathways and how pathways are actually perceived and defined. Pathways are more than just a document in the patient record. They are a concept for making patient-focused care operational and supporting the modelling… 

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