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Enhancing Patient Care Through Clinical Pathways

Enhancing Patient Care Through Clinical Pathways

Clinical pathways are standardized, evidence-based management plans for specific patient groups, integrating multidisciplinary approaches.

Originating in the 1970s, they gained traction in US hospitals after Medicare’s adoption of DRG reimbursement in 1984. Taiwanese hospitals embraced clinical pathways around 1997 due to similar reimbursement changes. Components include treatment plans, physician order sheets, variance analysis, and patient-friendly pathway explanations.

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