Integrated Care Pathways, A Practical Approach to Implementation

Integrated Care Pathways

A Practical Approach to Implementation

Edited by Sue Middleton, BA(Hons), DPSN, PGCE, RGN, Director, Integrated Care Associates, Flintshire, UK; and Adrian Roberts, BA(Hons), PgDINF, Associate Director, Integrated Care Associates, Flintshire, UK


PART ONE: What are integrated pathways?; Introduction; PART TWO: Why introduce integrated care pathways?; ICPs and quality: the use of ICPs to facilitate a clinically effective service; Effectiveness: the use of ICPs to facilitate a cost-effective service; ICPs: a vehicle to deliver clinical governance; PART THREE: How to introduce integrated care pathways; Getting started; Documentation; Crossing professional and service boundaries: a case study; Maintaining momentum; Evaluation care pathways; Clinical benchmarking; Appendix 1: Clinical pathways maturity matrix; Appendix 2: Integrated care pathway for 'cardiac' chest pain/suspected myocardial infarction; Appendix 3: Integrated care pathway for day case cardiac catheters; Index.