Care Pathway

Care pathways are sometimes described as ‘integrated care pathways’ (ICP) and are a tool and a concept, that embed guidelines, protocols and locally agreed, evidence-based, patient-centred, best practice, into everyday use for the individual patient. An ICP aims to have:

  • The right people,
  • Doing the right things,
  • In the right order,
  • At the right time,
  • In the right place,
  • With the right outcome,
  • All with attention to the patient experience

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