Beyond Clinical Paths: Advanced Tools for Outcomes Management
Nationally renowned health care quality expert Patrice Spath and her team of contributors offer quality management professionals, nursing directors, case managers, medical directors, and other health services administrators the information they need to achieve measurable quality improvement and cost savings by moving beyond traditional clinical paths. Case studies--written by physicians, nurses, case managers, and quality management professionals from such diverse settings as FirstCare Health, Merit Behavioral Care, Clinton Memorial Home Health, and California Pacific Medical Center--give readers a behind-the-scenes look at how their organizations used a total quality managed environment and a wide variety of quality elements to develop effective initiatives. For those searching for better or new ways to manage patient outcomes, Beyond Clinical Paths is the road to success.
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Taking Clinical Quality Improvement Beyond Paths
Using Performance Measurement as a Quality Improvement Tool
Improving Outpatient Care with Clinical Practice Guidelines
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