Healthcare Finance News May 17, 2019
Cost savings for pathway patients was estimated on average to be more than $1,500 per patient.
A new clinical pathway for cancer patients at Christiana Care Health System’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute is improving their quality of life, providing better health outcomes and delivering lower healthcare costs, according to a study published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Pathways.
A clinical pathway is a tool for achieving high-quality, high-value care through standardization, ensuring that all patients who meet a given criteria receive consistent evidence-based care without unnecessary variation.
Called Supportive Care of Oncology Patients or SCOOP, the pathway launched in November 2016 and initially focused on patients with potentially...