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  1. Cardiovascular-radical outcome method is effective in complex congenital cardiac lesions. Discussion.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Orlando, FL USA, 1996/01/29.

    Background

    The cardiovascular-radical outcome method is a proactive process of patient care that uses standard critical pathway methodology to reduce negative variation while encouraging positive variation to accelerate recovery.

    Its effectiveness in patients with complex congenital heart disease is explored.

    Methods

    Two hundred fourteen consecutive patients with congenital heart disease were cared for using the cardiovascular radical outcome method.

    Age ranged from 2 days to 19 years (median age, 3 years).

    Cardiovascular radical outcome method data were compared with the pathway plan data for each patient.

    Results

    Survival was 99% (211 patients) with an overall reduction in stay of 156 days (0.74 day/patient) (p<0.0001).

    Only 10 patients (5%) exceeded the pathway plan ; 201 (95%) reached the planned length of stay (critical pathway method), and 127 patients (60%) had a shorter length of stay than expected by the critical pathway method.

    One hundred forty-eight patients (70%), including 95 (64%) with more complex conditions, had a length of stay of 3 days and 18% achieved a 2-day length of stay, the maximal response.

    The process was most effective in the most complex groups, although preoperative comorbidities influenced outcomes.

    Outcome assessment demonstrated minimal morbidity and excellent family satisfaction.

    Conclusions

    The radical outcome method is effective in reducing the length of stay of patients with complex congenital heart disease. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie, Congénital, Homme, Hospitalisation, Soin, Conduite à tenir, Qualité vie, Délai hospitalisation, Méthodologie, Relation médecin malade, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Maladie congénitale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart disease, Congenital, Human, Hospitalization, Care, Clinical management, Quality of life, Hospitalization delay, Methodology, Physician patient relation, Cardiovascular disease, Congenital disease

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    Cote : 96-0394573

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.