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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1] The survey was released today to bring attention to the condition and the need for further education to improve the patient pathway to diagnosis and effective treatment.
He said: "The vast majority of diagnostic patient pathway chemotherapy will still be provided at SWBH.
This new cashless system enables us to provide a smoother patient pathway, which means patients don't spend any unnecessary time in the clinic.
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.
It says the patient pathway fails to "flow in an efficient and effective manner" at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), which runs the area's mental health services.
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.
Our strategy in the region is centred on resolving key patient pathway bottlenecks, accelerating our direct presence in the region and driving targeted programmes aimed at accelerating the development of the infrastructure.
So, it's perhaps unsurprising that couples have little diagnosis and assistance early on in the patient pathway.
Another graduate, Cathy Wynne, who works at a GP Practice in Barmouth, said: "The change will "improve the patient pathway.
In addition, the focus on the current 31-day and 62-day targets has encouraged a focus on the few patients who breach the target rather than improving the whole patient pathway for all patients.
The audit confirmed that the programme followed a patient pathway of care similar to that described by the BACPR, and that six of the seven core components were met.
The patient pathway should be highly standardised so the information provided to the patient correlates with the care received.

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