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Qual Manag Health Care. 1995 Winter;3(2):30-42.

Managing critical pathway variances.

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  • 1Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, USA.


As the use of critical pathways expands at an increasing rate, we are faced with the issue of how to manage variances from the pathway. Variance management is not clearly defined in the literature, and many institutions search for the best approach. We have implemented a number of different techniques for variance management at Fletcher Allen Health Care. Our success benefits both patients and providers.

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