care pathway


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care pathway

The sequence of health and social care services a patient in the UK receives after entering the system during a particular episode of care.
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The RCoA proposed that care pathways designed around the individual needs of the complex surgical patient and delivered by a multi-disciplinary perioperative care team would mean that patients should receive the most appropriate care possible.
Among the worst stories were of people on the Liverpool Care Pathway for days going into weeks without communication or review or discussion.
Catholic doctors, nurses, relatives and patients should continue to take care that the Liverpool Care Pathway .
The SCP involves withdrawing medication and is adapted from the controversial Liverpool Care Pathway, where all food and liquid is withdrawn.
Prof Patrick Pullicino, a consultant neurologist, told the Daily Mail: "The lack of evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway makes it an assisted death pathway rather than a care pathway.
Patients who were undergoing HIV testing and counselling were randomised to one of three care pathway arms if their test result was positive:
The new services provide community pharmacists with the opportunity to strengthen their role in medicines optimisation, enabling you to become more involved in significant stages of the patient care pathway.
The theme of the conference was "Personal Health--Intelligent solutions to serve empowered patients" or, in other words, "the active participation of the citizen in his or her health and care pathway with the interactive use of Information and Communication Technology.
The clinical laboratory role in the care pathway has become increasingly important as hospitals nationwide brace for tougher regulatory oversight aimed at quality and cost transparency.
The care pathway for localized prostate cancer is characterized by a sequence of events extending from suspicion of disease due to an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test and/or abnormal examination, to completion of definitive therapy and follow-up or surveillance.
The authors, Dominic McSherry, Kerrylee Weatherall, Emma Larkin, Montse Fargas Malet and Greg Kelly, examine the children's care pathway patterns from 2000 to 2004 and identify the background factors that have influenced their specific care pathway.
The Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was created in the late 1990s by a handful of staff in Liverpool, who wanted to ease the suffering of people in the last weeks of life.