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A patient pathway to renal replacement therapy: implementation in the progressive renal insufficiency population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11885346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Care paths and patient pathways are collaborative interdisciplinary tools developed to provide quality care. One goal in progressive renal insufficiency (PRI) care is to provide patients and family members with relevant and timely information to help them cope with medical therapy and lifestyle changes required to slow the progression of renal insufficiency. At Halton Healthcare Services, clinical and patient pathways have been widely used with success. Recognizing the potential benefits of a patient pathway for the PRI population, our interdisciplinary team developed a pathway that outlines the journey to renal replacement therapy. The pathway provides the patient with some insight into the future, as their disease process continues to have impact on their life. Reviewed by a patient within our PRI program during the development process, we have tailored this pathway to meet the needs of this unique population. We predict this patient pathway will have positive impact on the patient's understanding of the role of the PRI clinic and the partnership between the team members, the patient, and the family.
J Baker; K Rogers; A Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CANNT journal = Journal ACITN     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1498-5136     ISO Abbreviation:  CANNT J     Publication Date:    2001 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-11     Completed Date:  2002-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959352     Medline TA:  CANNT J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  N    
Halton Healthcare Services Corporation, Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Site, Oakville, Ontario.
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MeSH Terms
Continuity of Patient Care / standards
Critical Pathways*
Kidney Failure / nursing,  therapy*
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital / standards*
Patient Satisfaction
Renal Replacement Therapy / nursing,  standards*

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