Papers on care pathway implementation

Care pathway implementation is not as straight forward as it seems. Two recent papers focusing on care pathways implementation process have been published. The first is a study on care pathway and hospital context; the second a protocol paper for process evaluation of care pathway implementation.

The first paper studies the effect of hospital context on care pathway implementation and teamwork. The authors conclude that hospitals can leverage the effect of quality improvement interventions such as care pathways, by evaluation and improving aspects of hospital context. The second paper proposes methods and tools to evaluate the process of care pathway implementation, focusing on context, implementation, and mechanisms.

Better hospital context increases success of care pathway implementation on achieving greater teamwork: a multicenter study on STEMI care

Daan Aeyels, Luk Bruyneel, Deborah Seys, Peter R Sinnaeve, Walter Sermeus, Massimiliano Panella, Kris Vanhaecht; Better hospital context increases success of care pathway implementation on achieving greater teamwork: a multicenter study on STEMI care, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, , mzy197, https://doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzy197

Protocol for process evaluation of evidence-based care pathways: the case of colorectal cancer surgery

van Zelm R, Coeckelberghs E, Sermeus W, Aeyels D, Panella M, Vanhaecht K (2018) Protocol for process evaluation of evidence-based care pathways: the case of colorectal cancer surgery. International journal of evidence-based healthcare, 16:145-153 doi:10.1097/xeb.0000000000000149

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