Open Access Research article

A cluster randomized trial to assess the effect of clinical pathways for patients with stroke: results of the clinical pathways for effective and appropriate care study

Massimiliano Panella15*, Sara Marchisio12, Romeo Brambilla3, Kris Vanhaecht45 and Francesco Di Stanislao2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Eastern Piedmont 'A. Avogadro', Novara, Italy

2 Unit for Quality Improvement, Health Authority ASL VC, Vercelli, Italy

3 Unit of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Grugliasco, Turin, Italy

4 Center for Health Services and Nursing Research, School of Public Health, Catholic University Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

5 The European Pathway Association, Leuven, Belgium

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BMC Medicine 2012, 10:71  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-71

Published: 10 July 2012

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Additional file 1:

Flow chart of clinical pathway activities before, during, and after hospitalization of patients. This file contains a graphical representation of clinical pathway activities to be applied before, during, and after hospitalization, at discharge, and at follow-up, as defined by the working teams.

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Additional file 2:

List of clinical pathway activities to be applied before, during, and after patient hospitalization as defined by the working teams. This file contains detailed descriptions of of clinical pathway activities for application before, during, and after the hospitalization, at discharge, and at follow-up, as defined by the working teams.

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