Publication Year: 2001
Authors/Editor: Cannon, Christopher P.; O'Gara, Patrick T.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 91
Using an evidence-based approach, this resource explains the how and why behind critical pathways, with special emphasis on their practical application in cardiology. Numerous tables, checklists, and algorithms are included.
Critical pathways answer the need for delivering cost-effective medical care while maintaining the quality of patient care. This volume focuses on critical pathways in cardiology. The book begins with an overview of how to implement the pathways, their goals, rationale, and shortcomings. Most of the text is devoted to practical information including numerous tables, checklists, algorithms, and examples of pathways, making this volume quick and easy to use for cardiologists, internists, and other healthcare professionals involved in cardiac patient care. Clinical trials are also discussed to provide the evidence-based reasoning for the pathways.