Skip to main content

Table 3 Characteristics of studies included

From: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of clinical pathways on length of stay, hospital costs and patient outcomes

Study-ID Study Quality Country Sample Size [N] Mean Age [Years] Diagnosis/Intervention
Invasive Care
Grines, CL 1998 Class I USA* 471 56 Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction
Swanson, CE 1998 Class II Australia 67 55 Femoral Fractures
Dowsey, MM 1999 Class II Australia 163 66 Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
Choong, PF 2000 Class II Australia 111 81 Fractured Neck of Femur
Aizawa, T 2002 Class II Japan 69 71 Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Kiyama, T 2003 Class II Japan 85 63 Gastrectomy
Hirao, M 2005 Class II Japan 103 61 Gastrectomy
Non-Invasive Care
Falconer, JA 1993 Class II USA* 121 68 Stroke Rehabilitation
Gomez, MA 1996 Class I USA* 100 52 Myocardial Ischemia
Roberts, RR 1997 Class II USA* 165 48 Chest Pain
Johnson, KB 2000 Class II USA* 110 7 Paediatric Asthma
Kollef, HM 2000 Class II USA* 489 60 Respiratory Care
Marrie, TJ 2000 Class I USA* 19*** 64 Community-Acquired Pneumonia
Sulch, D 2000 Class II UK** 152 75 Stroke Rehabilitation
Kim, MH 2002 Class II USA* 18 48 Artrial Fibrillation
Chen, SH 2004 Class II Taiwan 42 8 Paediatric Asthma
Usui, K 2004 Class II Japan 61 48 Community-Acquired Pneumonia
  1. Note: USA* = United States of America; UK** = United Kingdom; 19*** = (19) hospitals at random (1743 Patients)
\