Care pathways: An ethnographic description of the field

  title={Care pathways: An ethnographic description of the field},
  author={Davina Allen},
  journal={International Journal of Care Coordination},
  pages={4 - 9}
  • D. Allen
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Care Coordination
This paper describes an ethnographic study of the care pathway community. Qualitative data generated through attendance at the annual care pathways conference and a regional group network are assembled in order to present an interpretation of the spread of pathways across the health-care field and identify the stakeholders involved, as well as their interests, aspirations and alignments. The growing popularity of care pathway methodology can be explained by its effectiveness in reconciling… 

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