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dc.contributor.advisorKnight, Margaret A.
dc.contributor.authorBohnenkamp, Susan Kay
dc.creatorBohnenkamp, Susan Kay
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-18T21:20:33Z
dc.date.available2018-04-18T21:20:33Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627295
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of critical paths related to patient outcomes. A sample of 53 surgical patients admitted for a radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP) or colostomy placement (CP) provided the convenience sample for the study. The five patient outcomes evaluated included length of stay (LOS), bowel elimination, pain medication, nutrition, and mobility. A retrospective descriptive design was used for this study. Data were analyzed by descriptive and correlation techniques. The critical paths were used significantly more with the RRP subjects than the CP subjects. The RRP subjects had a shorter LOS, converted to oral pain medication sooner, converted to a regular diet sooner, and walked farther on discharge than the CP subjects.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectPatient-Centered-Care -- organization & administration.en_US
dc.subjectPostoperative Care.en_US
dc.subjectOutcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)en_US
dc.subjectLength of Stay.en_US
dc.titleCritical paths : an evaluation of selected outcomes in two groups of surgical patientsen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc33317884
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGerber, Rose
dc.contributor.committeememberWoodtli, Anne
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Arizona Health Sciences Library.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b56771873
dc.identifier.callnumberW4A 1995 B677C
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-18T21:20:34Z


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