The Potential of Pathways for Symptom Management

Stephanie GingerPatient-centered Care, Value-based Care

Clinical pathways are one of the main tools employed across health care to manage quality and consistency. They provide practitioners with the tools they need to ensure standardization and deliver efficient, organized, and evidence-based care for every patient.

Pathways also reduce the variability of how patients are treated. In cancer care, clinical pathways have been mostly comprised of treatment guidelines that ensure patients receive standardized and evidenced-based treatment protocols whenever possible. Why not apply symptom pathways in the same way to improve consistency and delivery of care? Read more from the Journal of Clinical Pathways.