A clinical pathway is an optimal sequencing and timing of interventions by clinicians for a particular diagnosis or procedure.
The NZWCS venous ulcer pathway predicts the course of events in the treatment of patients with diagnosed venous leg ulcers. The events are specified on a time line, and all incidents, actions and interventions are identified that were required to meet the expected outcomes.
The NZWCS venous ulcer pathway sets nationally agreed clinical standards, based on the best available evidence from several groups including the New Zealand Guidelines Group.(www.nzgg.org.nz). The pathway also forms the patients record and allows the care given by members of the multidisciplinary team, together with the progress and outcomes, to be documented.
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