Clinical Caremap Development: How Can Caremaps Standardise Care When They Are Not Standardised?

Scott McLachlan, Evangelia Kyrimi, Kudakwashe Dube, Norman Fenton

Abstract

Caremaps were developed to standardise care. They have evolved from text-based descriptions to flow-based diagrams. Standardising care is seen to improve patient safety and outcomes, and to reduce the costs of providing healthcare services, but contemporary caremaps are not standardised. This research investigates contemporary caremaps and proposes a standardised model for caremap content, structure and development. The proposed model is evaluated through two case studies to create caremaps for; 1) obstetric care during labour and birth, and; 2) management and for women with gestational diabetes mellitus, finding that it is an effective method for creating standardise caremaps.

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McLachlan S., Kyrimi E., Dube K. and Fenton N. (2019). Clinical Caremap Development: How Can Caremaps Standardise Care When They Are Not Standardised?.In Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-353-7, pages 123-134. DOI: 10.5220/0007522601230134


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf19,
author={Scott McLachlan and Evangelia Kyrimi and Kudakwashe Dube and Norman Fenton},
title={Clinical Caremap Development: How Can Caremaps Standardise Care When They Are Not Standardised?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2019},
pages={123-134},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007522601230134},
isbn={978-989-758-353-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Clinical Caremap Development: How Can Caremaps Standardise Care When They Are Not Standardised?
SN - 978-989-758-353-7
AU - McLachlan S.
AU - Kyrimi E.
AU - Dube K.
AU - Fenton N.
PY - 2019
SP - 123
EP - 134
DO - 10.5220/0007522601230134