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J Thorac Dis. 2016 Feb;8(Suppl 1):S23-8. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2015.12.34.

Clinical pathway for thoracic surgery in an Italian centre.

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1 Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy ; 2 Section of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy ; 3 Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Ancona, Italy.

Abstract

Clinical care pathways are developed to standardize postoperative patient care and the main impetus is to improve quality of care, decrease variation in care and reduce costs. We report the clinical pathway of care adopted at our centre since the introduction of Uniportal VATS program for major lung resections.

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Clinical care pathways; Uniportal VATS program; postoperative care; quality of care

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