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Development and implementation of clinical pathways: reducing variation to improve patient outcomes

Colkitt, Caitlin (2016) Development and implementation of clinical pathways: reducing variation to improve patient outcomes. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

There is a wide, unexplained variation in treatment and results for specific medical conditions. Health systems development clinical pathways to reduce clinical variation, improve quality, which ultimately leads to lower cost of healthcare. Much research has already been done to determine best practices for developing clinical pathways, but data supporting the true effectiveness of clinical pathways on reducing variation to improve patient outcomes by providing the appropriate care is limited. The development of robust clinical pathway data analytics will benefit beyond the health systems and have a public health significance by improving quality, reducing clinical variation to provide the most appropriate clinical care, and increasing the understanding and treatment of high-risk disease trends. This paper will focus on the best practices for developing and implementing clinical pathways, and discuss clinical outcome reporting findings and data limitations that should be considered.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Colkitt, Caitlincac220@pitt.eduCAC220
Contributors:
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRoberts, Mark S.mroberts@pitt.eduMROBERTSUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberMarroquin, Oscarmarroquinoc@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 28 April 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 16:48
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 14:00
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/27891

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