Variance analysis as practice-based evidence

Olive, M. and Solomonides, T. (2009) Variance analysis as practice-based evidence. In: Solomonides, T., Hofman-Apitius, M., Freudigmann, M., Semler, S. C., Legré, Y. and Kratz, M., eds. (2009) Healthgrid Research, Innovation and Business Case. IOS Press. ISBN 9781607500278 Available from:

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Integrated care pathways, a fine-grained form of medical guideline including the explicit recording of any deviation, or ‘variance’, have been perceived by some as overly prescriptive, limiting clinical freedom and promoting ‘cookbook medicine’. However, feeding the results of the analysis of variance back into the development of a pathway could be an effective way of capturing evidence from practice. This paper summarizes research into the development and use of ICPs, and includes some initial findings from a qualitative study involving clinicians that have helped develop or have used ICPs professionally.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:e-health, guidelines, knowledge management, care pathways
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:13329
Deposited By: M. Olive
Deposited On:04 Nov 2010 14:49
Last Modified:08 Dec 2016 20:01

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