Critical pathways can improve results with carotid endarterectomy.

  title={Critical pathways can improve results with carotid endarterectomy.},
  author={Keith D Calligaro and Kevin J Doerr and Sandy McAfee-Bennett and Kathy Mueller and Matthew J Dougherty},
  journal={Seminars in vascular surgery},
  volume={17 3},
Approximately 10 years ago, the Section of Vascular Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital reported results of critical pathways that we developed for all major vascular operations, including carotid endarterectomy (CEA). After implementing these pathways, we then developed a specific five-step protocol to further improve results and decrease costs for elective… CONTINUE READING