In this feature, Dr Aymen Elfiky, MD, MSc, MBA, explains the application of first principles to clinical pathways and the concept of clinical value cycles.
A clinical pathway model for malnutrition management can be applied across many systems, such as in long-term care facilities and integrated delivery systems.
Using principles of pathways, the paper explores a framework for a restructuring health care that aligns design, delivery, governance, and administration to reconnect providers, caregivers, and patients; improve quality and safety; and continue to lower cost of care.
The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Care Coordination Protocol On Patient-Centered Outcomes at an Academic Medical Center
Implementation of a standardized multidisciplinary rounds protocol can improve care coordination, patient assessments of care quality, and patient length of stay.
Researchers show that patient navigation programs can reduce provider costs by decreasing missed colorectal cancer screening appointments.
The authors review the foundational research in CAR-T therapy.
Establishment of Subspecialized Care in Hematologic Malignancies and a Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Program
The Levine Cancer Institute of the Carolinas HealthCare System has had a large impact on hematopoietic cell transplant outcomes.
Length of Stay and Costs of COPD: Analysis of Hospitalized Patients Treated With Arformoterol or Nebulized Short-Acting Beta2-Agonists
COPD patients treated with nebulized arformoterol experienced shorter LOS and reduced total hospitalization costs compared with nebulized SABA–treated patients.
Authors review the foundational research in CAR-T therapy, including pricing estimates, in order to determine how best to integrate this new branch of immuno-oncology into clinical pathways for patients with B-cell malignancies.
The adoption of clinical pathways is standardizing the cancer care process, with adherence to established protocols impacting efficacy, safety, and cost of care.