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Rev Calid Asist. 2017 Jul - Aug;32(4):234-239. doi: 10.1016/j.cali.2016.12.003. Epub 2017 Mar 7.

[Methodological aspects of integrated care pathways].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Sociedad Española de Diabetes (SED), Barcelona, España. Electronic address: rgomis@clinic.ub.es.
2
Sociedad Española de Diabetes (SED), Barcelona, España.
3
Sociedad Española de Endocrinología y Nutrición (SEEN), Barcelona, España.
4
Fundación Red de Grupos de Estudio de la Diabetes en Atención Primaria de la Salud (RedGDPS), Madrid, España.
5
Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI), Alicante, España.
6
Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria (SEMERGEN), Burgos, España.
7
Sociedad Española de Médicos Generales y de Familia (SEMG), Toledo, España.
8
Sociedad Española de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria (SemFYC), Alicante, España.
9
Sociedad Española de Medicina Geriátrica (SEMEG), Madrid, España.
10
GOC Networking, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

An Integrated Healthcare Pathway (PAI) is a tool which has as its aim to increase the effectiveness of clinical performance through greater coordination and to ensure continuity of care. PAI places the patient as the central focus of the organisation of health services. It is defined as the set of activities carried out by the health care providers in order to increase the level of health and satisfaction of the population receiving services. The development of a PAI requires the analysis of the flow of activities, the inter-relationships between professionals and care teams, and patient expectations. The methodology for the development of a PAI is presented and discussed in this article, as well as the success factors for its definition and its effective implementation. It also explains, as an example, the recent PAI for Hypoglycaemia in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus developed by a multidisciplinary team and supported by several scientific societies.

KEYWORDS:

Atención al paciente; Case management; Clinical protocols; Critical pathways; Diabetes mellitus tipo 2; Gestión de casos; Hipoglucemia; Hypoglycaemia; Manejo del paciente; Patient care; Patient management; Protocolos clínicos; Ruta crítica; Type 2 diabetes mellitus

PMID:
28283260
DOI:
10.1016/j.cali.2016.12.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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