Total joint project: acute care to home care.
The advent of managed care, decreased reimbursement, and competition among providers has forced acute care institutions to examine care delivery. Clinical paths provide a method that manages patient care toward positive outcomes within a cost-effective environment. A collaborative project for total joint patients beginning with the office visit and continuing through the entire episode of care is described.
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Matula PA, Shollenberger D. Total joint project: acute care to home care. Medsurg Nurs. 1999 Apr;8(2):92-8. PMID: 10410006.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Patient Care Services / Nursing