Critical pathways project

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Critical Pathways

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ayokunle Olubaniyi, M.B,B.S [2]


Critical pathways are multidisciplinary management tools based on evidence-based practice for a specific group of patients with a predictable clinical course, in which the different tasks (interventions) by the professionals involved in the patient care are defined, optimized and sequenced. The use of critical pathways in hospitals have been proven to improve the quality of care to patients, reduce the cost of care and reduce the length of hospital stay.[1] WikiDoc is proud to engage in such a project.

Statement of Need

Health care has undergone rapid changes over the years. The world of medicine is rapidly evolving and there is the need of a tool to improve the quality of health care administered to patients with the aim of reducing the cost of health care, standardizing health care processes, reducing the occurrence of medical errors and optimizing the treatment outcomes both in the acute and home care settings.

How Can WikiDoc Meet These Needs?

The WikiDoc team has come up with the 'critical pathways project' intended to solve these problems. The critical pathways project is focused on creating standardized treatment protocols for the management of medical conditions by applying evidence-based medical approaches to patient care. With the use of critical pathways, a health care provider can rapidly determine the treatment goals of a specific medical condition and institute appropriate actions in a chronological sequence with optimal efficiency. This project is intended for interns, residents, attending physicians, hospitalists, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to contribute their knowledge and clinical experience. This project aims at improving the quality of making diagnoses and treating medical conditions, reducing the variability in treatment, and to improve the overall quality of patient care. WikiDoc welcomes your involvement in contributing to this project.

How Can You Help WikiDoc Meet These Needs?

Your participation as an Assistant Editor-in-Chief in this project is very important to us at WikiDoc. You are welcome to apply if you are an intern, resident, attending physician, specialist, nurse or a nurse practitioner. It is required of you to have a strong grasp of medical knowledge, and preferably, a prior residency training and experience in order to apply.


  1. Renholm, M.; Leino-Kilpi, H.; Suominen, T. (2002). "Critical pathways. A systematic review". J Nurs Adm. 32 (4): 196–202. PMID 11984255. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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