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Table 2 Integrated care pathways in use at our institution

From: How to promote, improve and test adherence to scientific evidence in clinical practice

ICP Initiation Date Eligible/Year+ MT Composition MT Compliance ++
Cerebral Ischemic Stroke June 2000 220–230 2 emergency medicine physicians, 1 geriatrist, 1 physical medicine physician, 1 neurologist, 1 neuroradiologist, 2 internists, 1 psychiatrist, 1 physiotherapist, 2 nurses. 89%
Pediatric Head Injury June 2001 100–110 1 neuropsychiatrist, 2 pediatricians, 1 radiologist, 2 nurses. 62%
Chest Pain June 2001 1800–2000 3 cardiologists, 1 cardiosurgeon, 2 emergency medicine physicians, 2 internists, 3 nurses. 79%
COPD June 2001 430–450 3 pulmonologists, 1 emergency medicine physician, 1 geriatrist, 1 physical medicine physician, 2 nurses. 84%
Child Delivery June 2001 2000–2100 3 gynecologists, 1 pediatrician, 1 obstetrician, 1 nurse. 86%
Lung Cancer June 2001* 200–220 3 pulmonologists, 2 thoracic surgeons, 1 oncologist, 1 radiologist, 1 radiotherapist, 1 physical medicine physician, 1 pathologist, 2 nurses. 77%
Breast Cancer December 2001 320–340 2 oncologists, 3 surgeons, 1 plastic surgeon, 1 radiologist, 1 radiotherapist, 1 pathologist, 1 biologist, 1 nurse. 53%
Pediatric Pneumonia December 2001 110–130 6 pediatricians, 1 neonatologist, 1 radiologist, 2 nurses. 88%
Liver Cirrhosis December 2001 470–490 2 gastroenterologists, 3 infective disease physicians, 2 nurses. 94%
Supraventricular Tachiarrhythmias March 2002 680–700 3 cardiologists, 4 internists, 2 emergency medicine physicians, 1 nurse. 55%
Hip Arthroplasty October 2002 360–380 4 orthopedists, 1 radiologist, 1 physical medicine physician, 1 anesthetist, 1 hematologist, 2 nurses. 82%
Melanoma January 2003 110–130 3 dermatologists, 2 plastic surgeons, 1 nuclear medicine physician, 2 oncologists, 1 general surgeon, 1 pathologist, 1 nurse. 88%
Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas June 2003 90–110 1 oncologist, 1 radiotherapist, 1 radiologist, 2 hematologist, 1 nuclear medicine physician, 1 surgeon, 2 internists, 1 nurse 77%
Pulmonary thromboembolism April 2004 190–210 1 emergency medicine physician, 2 pulmonologists, 1 nuclear medicine physician, 2 internists, 1 geriatrist, 1 cardiologist, 1 radiologist *
  1. * For this pathway the implementation phase was not completed by June 2004, thus data are not available.
  2. + Eligible/Year: number of patients who meet the inclusion criteria set forth in the ICP document.
  3. ++ MT Compliance: number of eligible patients for whom the data collection sheet is filled out; this value is considered acceptable if greater than 75%.