Effects of implementation of 18 clinical pathways on costs and quality of care among patients undergoing urological surgery.

@article{Chang1999EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of implementation of 18 clinical pathways on costs and quality of care among patients undergoing urological surgery.},
  author={P L Chang and T. W. M. Wang and Shih Tsung Huang and M. L. Hsieh and Kenneth Hing-Sum Tsui and Robert S H Lai},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1999},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={1858-62}
}
PURPOSE We evaluated the effects on the costs and quality of care of implementation of 18 clinical pathways for urological operations. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April 1997 to March 1998 patients undergoing 1 of 18 urological operations were treated according to clinical pathways. The outcomes in terms of length of hospital stay and admission charges of… CONTINUE READING