Posted by:16 July, 2012
When should you use the Liverpool care pathway in practice?
A group of doctors have suggested the LCP is being used to ease the pressure on resources.
The Department of Health said the decision to use the pathway should involve patients and family members, and a patient’s condition should be closely monitored.
Sometimes patients improve and they are taken off the LCP and given whatever treatments best suit their new needs.
From Behind the Rituals
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