Implementing a Clinical Pathway for Congestive Heart Failure: Experiences at a Teaching Hospital

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Abstract

Clinical pathways are processes of care that use a multidisciplinary team effort to move patients toward a designed outcome. This article details the challenges of a Quality Enhancement and Clinical Resource Management Team in designing and implementing a successful congestive heart failure pathway at a teaching hospital. Academic institutions have the resources as part of their research mission, to enhance the development of clinical pathways and assess their outcomes.

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