PAPER OF THE WEEK: Predictions About Clinical Pathways

February 22, 2020
Mary Caffrey
Mary Caffrey

With our current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology™ focusing on clinical pathways in cancer care, we look back at one of our most-read papers of 2016.

Welcome to Paper of the Week, which looks back at research and commentary from the past 25 years in The American Journal of Managed Care®, and why they matter today.

With our current issue of Evidence-Based Oncology focusing on clinical pathways in cancer care, we look back at one of our most-read papers of 2016.

“Care Pathways in US Healthcare Settings: Current Successes and Limitations and Future Challenges” predicted that pathways would continue to take hold as a way to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes.

Funded by the National Pharmaceutical Council, the paper called for key elements in pathways:

  • Increased use of pathways with specialty drugs in episodes of care
  • Transparency in development, implementation, and evaluation
  • More research on the effect of pathways

For the full paper, visit ajmc.com.