Developing an Outcome-based Multidisciplinary Care Planning Tool

United Hospital, St Paul, Minn 55116, USA.
Journal of nursing care quality (Impact Factor: 1.39). 03/2005; 20(2):145-53. DOI: 10.1097/00001786-200504000-00010
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Multidisciplinary care planning is required for patients in acute care settings. A task force was charged by the Vice President of Patient Care to develop and implement a multidisciplinary care planning tool. This article outlines the process used and includes examples of the tool and outcomes to date. This major change project resulted in the development of a successful tool, a successful Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization survey, and new opportunities for outcome-based care planning.

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