patient pathway

patient pathway

The route that a patient follows from the first contact with an NHS member of staff (typically his or her  GP) through referral to the completion of treatment. The pathway also covers the period from entry into a hospital or a treatment centre until discharge. It is a timeline on which every event relating to treatment can be entered, including consultations, diagnosis, treatment, medication, diet, assessment, teaching and preparing for discharge from hospital. The pathway provides an outline of the events likely to happen on the patient's journey and can be used both to inform the patient as well as to plan services as a template for common services and operations.
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To reduce the steps in the patient pathway where possible, improve access and reduce waiting times.
The current patient pathway to surgical intervention can take as long as eight years, according to Dr Nadia, even though metabolic surgery is associated with higher diabetes remission rates, lowered mortality risk, fewer complications, higher weight loss and improved quality of life than controls in the short- and long-term.
To make it easier for patients to enter these studies without the need for additional tests, the team at Glasgow Royal Infirmary have been modifying the patient pathway for the last year, working on the development of endoscopic biopsy techniques to enable patients to provide samples for the Precision-Panc study as part of their routine diagnostic care.
It highlighted the important role of imaging in the patient pathway including in instances such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgical reconstruction for athletes and post-surgical aftercare, and recognising the influence of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in cardiac screening of athletes.
It highlighted the important role of imaging in the patient pathway including in instances such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament surgical reconstruction for athletes and post-surgical aftercare, and recognising the influence of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in cardiac screening of athletes.
All phases of the bariatric patient pathway have unique challenges, but in our experience, we've found the issue clinics struggle most with is figuring out how to get new bariatric patients.
The London Faculty gives access to a large pool of the world's best clinicians from the UK who are an integrated part of our patient pathway and who will be in the UAE every four to six weeks.
The objective is to implement the use of barcode technology to track every patient pathway throughout their time with us.
The new emergency department has been designed to provide a slicker and more efficient service, with faster senior clinician involvement at an early stage in the patient pathway.
He said: "The vast majority of diagnostic patient pathway chemotherapy will still be provided at SWBH.
With the new centre there was an opportunity for us to do something very different, and hopefully smooth out the patient pathway and get people to the right place first time, rather than being passed from pillar to post, which they can be currently.
With the new centre there was an opportunity to do something very different, and hopefully smooth out the patient pathway and get people to the right place first time, rather than being passed from pillar to post, which they can be currently.

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