Have We Drawn the Wrong Conclusions About the Value of Care Pathways? Is a Cochrane Review Appropriate? Response to the Commentary Article Published by Kris Vanhaecht et al.

Rotter, Thomas, Kinsman, Leigh, James, Erica, Machotta, Andreas, Willis, Jon, Snow, Pamela and Kugler, Joachim (2012) Have We Drawn the Wrong Conclusions About the Value of Care Pathways? Is a Cochrane Review Appropriate? Response to the Commentary Article Published by Kris Vanhaecht et al.. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 35 1: 43-46.


Author Rotter, Thomas
Kinsman, Leigh
James, Erica
Machotta, Andreas
Willis, Jon
Snow, Pamela
Kugler, Joachim
Title Have We Drawn the Wrong Conclusions About the Value of Care Pathways? Is a Cochrane Review Appropriate? Response to the Commentary Article Published by Kris Vanhaecht et al.
Journal name Evaluation and the Health Professions   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0163-2787
1552-3918
Publication date 2012-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0163278711409209
Volume 35
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 46
Total pages 4
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract The commentary provided by Vanhaecht et al.from the European Pathways Association (EPA) questions whether conclusions derived from the review of effects of clinical pathways in hospitals are appropriate. They provide some methodological discussion that indicates a poor appreciation of the detailed content of the review as published in the Cochrane Library and a lack of understanding of the methodological requirements for complex interventions of the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) group. In addition, Vanhaecht et al.misrepresent some important points from the review relating to the intervention reviewed. The critical commentary offered by Vanhaecht et al.is a misrepresentation of the process and content of the review and suggests they have not taken the time and effort to thoroughly read and understand this comprehensive review.
Keyword Care pathways
Cochrane review
Response commentary
Misrepresentation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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