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Using Patient Pathways

Clinical pathways help ensure patients receive appropriate and timely care. When developed collaboratively by patients and providers, pathways can be an effective communication tool, improve access to services, and improve patient experiences and outcomes.

Hip and Knee Pathway
Saskatchewan has implemented a standardized process for patients considering total hip or knee replacement surgery. For patients considering total hip or knee replacement surgery, this multi-disciplinary approach allows for prompt assessment and prepares you for treatment.

Spine Pathway
Saskatchewan has implemented a spine pathway to improve the assessment of low back pain by health providers, so patients can quickly receive care that is appropriate to their condition.

Prostate Assessment Pathway
To help assess and support men facing the possibility of prostate cancer, Saskatchewan has developed a pathway to help patients make informed decisions about their care.

Bariatric Surgery
Saskatchewan's bariatric surgery program is available through Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, and offers a six-month program of assessment, education and support to those struggling with obesity.

Pelvic Floor Pathway (Urinary incontinence & prolapse)
Information, support and treatment are available for women coping with urinary incontinence (leaking of urine), and vaginal prolapse (pressure or visible bulge of tissue at the opening of the vagina).

Acute Stroke Pathway
This pathway focuses on better access to care during the first few hours of stroke onset, when quick intervention can significantly improve patient outcomes.

Lower Extremity Wound Pathway
To improve care, protocols are being developed to standardize care for venous and arterial leg wounds and diabetic foot ulcers.

Fertility Care Pathway
For patients and providers dealing with infertility issues, this pathway outlines the process steps and timelines, clarifies clinical best practices, and provides

Saskatchewan Pathways Information Sheet (PDF)

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