What is it about?

Health care institutions need to construct management strategies for patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) that focus on evidence‐based treatments, adherence to treatment guidelines, and organized care. These help to reduce variations as well as the mortality and morbidity rates, which indicates the critical need for standardized care and adherence to evidence‐based practices for patients hospitalized with ACS. The care pathways translate research and guidelines into clinical practice to close the gap between the guidelines and the clinical practices.

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Why is it important?

Implementing ACS care pathway helps to organize care processes and decrease treatment delays as well as improve patient outcomes without adverse consequences for patients or additional resources and costs. While the current level of evidence is inadequate to warrant a formal recommendation, there is a need for more studies with an emphasis on well‐designed randomization to measure patient outcomes.

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This page is a summary of: The effect of acute coronary syndrome care pathways on in‐hospital patients: A systematic review, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, September 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/jep.13280.
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