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PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2013 PRODUCT #: W13384-HCB-ENG
In the month of February 2004, a physician functioning in the intensive care unit of a Toronto hospital speculated how to employ a policy whereby a complete health care team could exert efforts towards enhanced and reliable patient care supported on paramount evidence. Doctors’ orders changed from one doctor to another, and the healthcare team had little insight into they may be certain their patients were receiving the most effective care possible and what worked. He wondered if it would be probable to embrace the airline industry’s “sequence sets” – step by step, evidence-based checklists that may be properly used by clinicians to order treatments for patients.Patient Order Sets Case Solution
He understood that there were difficulties in executing this type of plan, particularly the dearth of a standardized information technology strategy across the provincial health care system and doctors’ fear of losing their autonomy in making care decisions. Doctors already had access to clinical practice guidelines, which were made to help them to make informed, evidence-based choices by removing the weight of tailored research and intervention design, but many found these to be overly long, occasionally old and not incorporated with the clinical procedure. How could these guidelines be incorporated with doctor orders to develop a standardized procedure to make sure that each patient had access to the very best care possible?