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Have We Drawn the Wrong Conclusions About the Value of Care Pathways? Is a Cochrane Review Appropriate? Response to the Commentary Article Published by Kris Vanhaecht et al

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Rotter, T and Kinsman, L and James, E and Machotta, A and Willis, J and Snow, P and Kugler, J, Have We Drawn the Wrong Conclusions About the Value of Care Pathways? Is a Cochrane Review Appropriate? Response to the Commentary Article Published by Kris Vanhaecht et al, Evaluation and The Health Professions, 35, (1) pp. 43-46. ISSN 0163-2787 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0163278711409209

Abstract

The commentary provided by Vanhaecht et al. from the European Pathways Association (EPA) questions whether conclusions derived from the review of effects of clinical pathways in hospitals are appropriate. They provide some methodological discussion that indicates a poor appreciation of the detailed content of the review as published in the Cochrane Library and a lack of understanding of the methodological requirements for complex interventions of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) group. In addition, Vanhaecht et al. misrepresent some important points from the review relating to the intervention reviewed. The critical commentary offered by Vanhaecht et al. is a misrepresentation of the process and content of the review and suggests they have not taken the time and effort to thoroughly read and understand this comprehensive review.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:care pathways, conclusions, cochrane review, response commentary, misrepresentation
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Care Administration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Kinsman, L (Professor Leigh Kinsman)
ID Code:97764
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2015-01-13
Last Modified:2015-03-11
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