Clinical pathways in 17 European Union countries: a purposive survey.

  title={Clinical pathways in 17 European Union countries: a purposive survey.},
  author={D. A. Hindle and A. Yazbeck},
  journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association},
  volume={29 1},
We undertook a survey of clinical pathways across the 25 European Union countries, Australia. Fifty-one questionnaires were completed by largely self-selected experts from 17 countries. Respondents reported that pathways were important and were becoming increasingly widely used (although the rate of progress was highly variable). One important constraint was reported to be a cultural aversion among doctors that arises at least in part from the implication that pathways require multidisciplinary… CONTINUE READING

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