Case management and critical pathways: links to quality care for persons with spinal cord injury
Case Management and Critical Pathways: Links to Quality Care for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1996, vol. 22, issue 4, pp 20-25
Article describes a model nursing care case management system developed for use in acute care settings at Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University (MCV/VCU) with people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Using the critical pathways approach, the system provides an interdisciplinary, integrated approach to organizing and timing interventions. Reviews how MCV/VCU formed a multidisciplinary team to: develop the strategy using the techniques of Product (Service) Line Management and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI); create a vision of an integrated case management system; develop the critical pathways needed; test the pathways in a pilot project; and evaluate and fine tune the pathways. Discusses the benefits and implications of the project.
Fox, S. W.; Anderson, B. J.; McKinley, W. O.
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