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2020 Aug 16

J Pediatr Surg

Standardization of clinical care pathway leads to sustained decreased length of stay following Nuss pectus repair: A multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative.


Gurria JP, Simpson B, Tuncel-Kara S, Bates C, McKenna E, Rogers T, Kraemer A, Platt M, Mecoli M, Garcia VF, Brown RL
J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Aug 16.
PMID: 32972738.


Postoperatively, standardized clinical care pathways (SCCPs) help patients reach necessary milestones for discharge. The objective of this study was to achieve 90% compliance with a pectus specific SCCP within 9 months of implementation. We hypothesized that adherence to a pectus SCCP following the Nuss procedure would decrease postsurgical length of stay (LOS).