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Clinical pathways for primary care: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, and costs

  1. Thomas Rotter1,*,
  2. Leigh Kinsman2,
  3. Andreas Machotta3,
  4. Fei-Li Zhao4,
  5. Trudy van der Weijden5,
  6. Ulrich Ronellenfitsch6,
  7. Shannon D Scott7

Editorial Group: Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

Published Online: 14 AUG 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010706

How to Cite

Rotter T, Kinsman L, Machotta A, Zhao FL, van der Weijden T, Ronellenfitsch U, Scott SD. Clinical pathways for primary care: effects on professional practice, patient outcomes, and costs (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD010706. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010706.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    University of Newcastle, School of Medicine and Public Health, Newcastle, Australia

  5. 5

    School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of General Practice, Maastricht, Netherlands

  6. 6

    University Medical Centre Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Department of Surgery, Mannheim, Germany

  7. 7

    University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

*Thomas Rotter, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, 110 Science Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5C9, Canada. Thomas.rotter@usask.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 14 AUG 2013

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

In the review we will address the following question: What is the effect of clinical pathways (CPWs) in primary care on professional practice, patient outcomes, and costs?

The secondary objective of this review is to explore the factors that may explain variation in effectiveness of CPWs.