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Clinical pathway modelling: A literature review

Aspland, Emma, Gartner, Daniel and Harper, Paul 2021. Clinical pathway modelling: A literature review. Health Systems 10 (1) , pp. 1-23. 10.1080/20476965.2019.1652547

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Hospital information systems are increasingly used as part of decision support tools for planning at strategic, tactical and operational decision levels. Clinical pathways are an effective and efficient approach in standardising the progression of treatment, to support patient care and facilitate clinical decision making. This literature review proposes a taxonomy of problems related to clinical pathways and explores the intersection between Information Systems (IS), Operational Research (OR) and industrial engineering. A structured search identified 175 papers included in the taxonomy and analysed in this review. The findings suggest that future work should consider industrial engineering integrated with OR techniques, with an aim to improving the handling of multiple scopes within one model, while encouraging interaction between the disjoint care levels and with a more direct focus on patient outcomes. Achieving this would continue to bridge the gap between OR, IS and industrial engineering, for clinical pathways to aid decision support.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Data Innovation Research Institute (DIURI)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 2047-6965
Funders: CRUK and KESS2
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 16 August 2019
Date of Acceptance: 2 August 2019
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2022 10:58

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