Order Sets

Correctly used, order sets can be effective tools because they speed up care, increase safety, and reduce medical errors. The best order sets not only represent the best practices but provide the flexibility to respond to individual patient circumstances and still increase efficiency. Order sets are not “cookbook medicine,” but they are recipes. Like all recipes, they can give you extremely useful guidelines and ensure a good outcome, but like any recipe, they can be adapted to produce a different outcome when necessary. While most hip-replacement patients fit nicely into a Hip-Replacement Order Set, some patients will have additional medical problems, some will have surgical complications, some will have allergies, and some will do ...

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