Colorectal clinical pathways: a method of improving clinical outcome?

  title={Colorectal clinical pathways: a method of improving clinical outcome?},
  author={Jane Jye-Yng Tan and Angel Y Z Foo and Denis Mun-Onn Cheong},
  journal={Asian journal of surgery},
  volume={28 4},
OBJECTIVE Clinical pathways are intended to improve the quality of care. In March 2001, our unit implemented a pathway for patients undergoing major colorectal surgery. The aim of this study was to assess its impact on the quality of patient care. METHODS We reviewed 204 patients managed using this pathway in 2001, and compared their outcomes with those of a control group of 204 patients who had undergone similar procedures the year before. The endpoints measured were postoperative morbidity… CONTINUE READING

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