Skip to main content

The experience of change through introducing integrated pathways of care in an orthopaedic unit

Edmond, Linda

Authors



Abstract

This report describes and defines the introduction of integrated care pathways (ICPs) in an orthopaedic unit, within a NHS Trust. The background and influences are discussed, as are the effects of clinical governance, the planned change and implementation of the change. It also considers the outcomes of the change and how they will be monitored and established. Additionally, a number of recommendations are made. It concludes that, although the principles of ICPs are, as yet, poorly understood by many, the experience of initiating the change has been invaluable in creating an understanding of the use of ICPs within orthopaedics. It considers that the change meets the requirements of clinical governance, evidence-based practice and the provision of clinically effective care. Further to this, benefits to patients care are slowly emerging, through continuous evaluation and auditing, and steps to develop networks with other users are being reviewed. © 1999 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 1999
Print ISSN 1361-3111
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 4
Pages 188-192
APA6 Citation Edmond, L. (1999). The experience of change through introducing integrated pathways of care in an orthopaedic unit. Journal of orthopaedic nursing, 3(4), (188-192). doi:10.1016/S1361-3111(99)80003-X. ISSN 1361-3111
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S1361-3111%2899%2980003-X
Keywords Advanced and Specialised Nursing; Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

You might also like



Downloadable Citations

;