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J Nurs Care Qual. 2005 Apr-Jun;20(2):145-53.

Developing an outcome-based multidisciplinary care planning tool: process and outcomes.

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  • 1United Hospital, St Paul, Minn 55116, USA.


Multidisciplinary care planning is required for patients in acute care settings. A task force was charged by the Vice President of Patient Care to develop and implement a multidisciplinary care planning tool. This article outlines the process used and includes examples of the tool and outcomes to date. This major change project resulted in the development of a successful tool, a successful Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization survey, and new opportunities for outcome-based care planning.

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