Systematic review: indicators to evaluate effectiveness of clinical pathways for gastrointestinal surgery.

@article{Lemmens2008SystematicRI,
  title={Systematic review: indicators to evaluate effectiveness of clinical pathways for gastrointestinal surgery.},
  author={Lidwien C. Lemmens and Ruben van Zelm and Kris Vanhaecht and Hans E M Kerkkamp},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={880-7}
}
BACKGROUND A systematic review on clinical pathways for gastrointestinal surgery was performed. The aim was to study indicators that are used to evaluate these clinical pathways and to study which effects of clinical pathways are reported. METHODS A search was performed for the period from January 2000 to November 2006 in MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL. The Leuven Clinical Pathway Compass was used to categorize the indicators reported in literature. RESULTS Twenty-three studies were selected… CONTINUE READING

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