Critical pathways: A means of managing the operating room

Thomas E. Sprague, Kathleen R. Wren, Raymond S. Corpe, Thomas E. Philpot, Sheila A. Chaney, Helen L. Bentz, Lewis C. Bandy

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Abstract

Critical pathways help institutions in efficient and appropriate resource use to increase the quality of health care and minimize health care costs. However, many opportunities for pathway development and implementation are unexplored. This article delineates the development process for critical pathways and discusses the outcomes realized from use of the total joint pathway at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalCRNA: Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 16 1999

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Critical Pathways
Operating Rooms
Quality of Health Care
Health Care Costs
Joints

Keywords

  • Care map
  • Clinical pathway
  • Critical pathway
  • Key events

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Nursing(all)

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Sprague, T. E., Wren, K. R., Corpe, R. S., Philpot, T. E., Chaney, S. A., Bentz, H. L., & Bandy, L. C. (1999). Critical pathways: A means of managing the operating room. CRNA: Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists, 10(2), 65-70.

Critical pathways : A means of managing the operating room. / Sprague, Thomas E.; Wren, Kathleen R.; Corpe, Raymond S.; Philpot, Thomas E.; Chaney, Sheila A.; Bentz, Helen L.; Bandy, Lewis C.

In: CRNA: Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists, Vol. 10, No. 2, 16.06.1999, p. 65-70.

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Sprague, TE, Wren, KR, Corpe, RS, Philpot, TE, Chaney, SA, Bentz, HL & Bandy, LC 1999, 'Critical pathways: A means of managing the operating room', CRNA: Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 65-70.
Sprague TE, Wren KR, Corpe RS, Philpot TE, Chaney SA, Bentz HL et al. Critical pathways: A means of managing the operating room. CRNA: Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists. 1999 Jun 16;10(2):65-70.
Sprague, Thomas E. ; Wren, Kathleen R. ; Corpe, Raymond S. ; Philpot, Thomas E. ; Chaney, Sheila A. ; Bentz, Helen L. ; Bandy, Lewis C. / Critical pathways : A means of managing the operating room. In: CRNA: Clinical Forum for Nurse Anesthetists. 1999 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 65-70.
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