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Prevalence and quality of clinical pathways in Swedish intensive care units: a national survey
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centrum för klinisk forskning i Sörmland (CKFD).
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, ISSN 1356-1294, E-ISSN 1365-2753, Vol. 20, no 1, 48-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

To identify the prevalence of clinical pathways (CPs) in Swedish intensive care units (ICUs) and to explore the quality, content and evidence base of the documents.

METHODS

A descriptive and explorative survey of all Swedish ICUs (N84) and a review of submitted examples of CPs (n12) were conducted.

RESULTS

CPs were in use at 20% of the Swedish ICUs. There was a significant geographic variation but no relationship between the use of CPs and category of hospital, type of ICU, size of ICU or type of health record applied. In total, 56 CPs were reported within a range of scopes and extensions. The content of the ICUs' CPs, as well as the degree to which they were interprofessional, evidence based, and renewed varied.

CONCLUSIONS

Progress has been made in relation to CPs in recent years, but there is potential for further improvements. None of the ICUs had CPs that contained all key characteristics of a high-quality, interprofessional and evidence-based CP identified in the literature. Greater knowledge sharing and cooperation within the field would be beneficial, and further research is needed.

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2014. Vol. 20, no 1, 48-57 p.
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clinical pathways, evidence-based practice, intensive care, organization, professional practice, standardized care plans
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Medical and Health Sciences
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Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care; Health Care Research; Caring Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-207939DOI: 10.1111/jep.12078ISI: 000330802100008PubMedID: 24033437OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-207939DiVA: diva2:650477
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Standardiserade vårdplaner inom svensk intensivvård
Available from: 2013-09-22 Created: 2013-09-21 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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