Patient pathways, systems and management
Optimising care pathways has the potential to increase patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes, ensure more consistent, appropriate and timely referrals, improve multidisciplinary team (MDT) capabilities, and reduce the burden on our healthcare services. Patients can often feel…
Osteoarthritis (OA) treatment pathways require effective partnerships between primary and secondary care services and across multidisciplinary teams (MDTs), to ensure that services are available to all patients who need them – and when they need them.
The UK guidance by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommend a holistic approach to osteoarthritis (OA) assessment and management.1 Key to holistic management is a holistic assessment of the patient’s overall situation; NICE encourages assessment…

PP-INT-GBR-0213 February 2021