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INTRODUCTION OF INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAYS FOR PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS IN AN INPATIENT NEUROREHABILITATION SETTING

ROSSITER, D; THOMPSON, AJ; (1995) INTRODUCTION OF INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAYS FOR PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS IN AN INPATIENT NEUROREHABILITATION SETTING. DISABIL REHABIL , 17 (8) 443 - 448.

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Abstract

Rehabilitation of progressive neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis poses particular problems, and clear setting of goals and clinical audit are essential for effective management. Integrated care pathways (ICPs) offer a unique opportunity to document and audit the rehabilitation process. This preliminary study has shown that ICPs are useful in both assessing process and auditing goals. Their introduction has led to the identification of the key worker role within the neurorehabilitation unit (NRU), and has provided an opportunity to increase the participation of patients and carers in the rehabilitation process. Continuing refinement of the pathway is necessary, and its application to other neurological disorders such as cerebrovascular accident may be appropriate.

Type:Article
Title:INTRODUCTION OF INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAYS FOR PATIENTS WITH MULTIPLE-SCLEROSIS IN AN INPATIENT NEUROREHABILITATION SETTING
Keywords:INTEGRATED CARE PATHWAYS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, NEUROREHABILITATION
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences

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