Diagnosis-specific clinical care pathways are evidence-based management guidelines supported by extensive literature, spanning decades, that demonstrate the ability to reduce healthcare costs while improving patient outcomes. The presenters of this session will share how they developed a four-day pneumonia care pathway which recommends best practice at various days of the hospitalization. This pathway when implemented in a hospital is an effective tool to reduce 30-day hospital readmissions, 30-day hospital mortality rates, and 360-day mortality post-hospital discharge.
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Describe the process for developing a clinical care pathway
Describe at least two elements of a pneumonia care pathway.