Design standard in health care to follow or not? An insight from clinical pathway

Rania Hussien Al-Ashwal, Eko Supriyanto, Hananto Andriantoro

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Abstract

Clinical pathway is a management tool utilized in hospitals in order to reduce variation in medical care as well as control health quality. Poor adherence to the clinical pathway documents most probably leads to deficiency in quality of care. This paper presents the result of an investigation for the role of clinical pathway document component (design) on the use of the clinical pathway tool in practice. We checked the content of three clinical pathway designs using the Integrated Care Pathway Appraisal Tool (ICPAT). Negative correlation between the compliance to ICPAT indicators and the completeness of third clinical pathway design has been obtained. Standard criteria in designing clinical pathway shows discrepancy which might be due to reluctances among the users to follow the lengthy procedure. In conclusion, user’s preferences need to be considered for more practical use of clinical pathway beside the standard documentation perfection in order to achieve its objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-167
Number of pages7
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume78
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • Quality indicators
  • Standard compliance
  • STEMI clinical pathway

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