Intervention Review

Clinical pathways: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs

  1. Thomas Rotter1,*,
  2. Leigh Kinsman2,
  3. Erica L James3,
  4. Andreas Machotta4,
  5. Holger Gothe5,
  6. Jon Willis6,
  7. Pamela Snow7,
  8. Joachim Kugler8

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 17 MAR 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 19 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006632.pub2


How to Cite

Rotter T, Kinsman L, James EL, Machotta A, Gothe H, Willis J, Snow P, Kugler J. Clinical pathways: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, length of stay and hospital costs. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006632. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006632.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Dresden, Department of Public Health, Dresden Medical School, Dresden, Germany

  2. 2

    Monash University, School of Rural Health, Bendigo, VIC 3550, Australia

  3. 3

    Cancer Council NSW & University of Newcastle, Centre for Health Research and Psycho-oncology (CHeRP), Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

  4. 4

    Sophia Children's Hospital, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Department of Anesthesiology, Rotterdam, Netherlands

  5. 5

    Medical Informatics and Technology, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Hall i.T, Austria

  6. 6

    La Trobe University, School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  7. 7

    Monash University, School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

  8. 8

    Dresden Medical School, University of Dresden, Department of Public Health, Dresden, Germany

*Thomas Rotter, Department of Public Health, Dresden Medical School, University of Dresden, Dresden, D-01307, Germany. Thomas.Rotter@health-con.de.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 17 MAR 2010

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