Critical pathway methodology : effectiveness in congenital heart surgery. Discussion.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Annual meeting. New Orleans LA USA, 1994/01/31.
Critical pathway methodology has been demonstrated to provide producible reduction in average length of stay (ALOS) in adults in certain diagnostic-related groups and operations such as coronary artery bypass grafting.
The efficacy of this approach in congenital heart surgery was explored.
Two hundred eighty-six consecutive patients from a health maintenance organization treated by a single surgeon since the institution of diagnostic-related group coding at that health maintenance organization constituted the study group.
One hundred fourteen patients were treated at a university hospital without critical pathway methodology (group 1) and 172, subsequently at the health maintenance organization institution using the methodology (group 2).
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie, Congénital, Chirurgie, Hospitalisation, Temps, Coût, Homme, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Traitement
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart disease, Congenital, Surgery, Hospitalization, Time, Costs, Human, Cardiovascular disease, Treatment
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Cote : 95-0216954
Code Inist : 002B12A08. Création : 09/06/1995.