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Health Pathways

What is HealthPathways?

HealthPathways purpose

HealthPathways offers clinicians locally agreed information to make the right decisions, together with patients, at the point of care.

What’s different about HealthPathways?

HealthPathways is designed and written for use during a consultation. Each pathway provides clear and concise guidance for assessing and managing a patient with a particular symptom or condition. Pathways also include information about making requests to services in the local health system.

Content is developed collaboratively by general practitioners, hospital clinicians, and a wide range of other health professionals. Each pathway is evidence-informed, but also reflects local reality, and aims to preserve clinical autonomy and patient choice. HealthPathways serves to reduce unwarranted variation and accelerate evidence into practice.

HealthPathways was originally developed in Canterbury, New Zealand, to support a whole-of-system approach to patient-centred care, and has since been adopted and adapted by other health systems around the world. For more information, see the HealthPathways Community ? website.

HealthPathways vision

The vision for the HealthPathways platform is to enable a network of people in health systems around the world to share and adapt clinical pathways to their local environment to support the Quadruple Aim of:

  • improved quality, safety, and experience of care for patients.
  • improved experience of care for health professionals.
  • health and equity for all populations.
  • best value for health system resource.

About Gold Coast HealthPathways

Gold Coast HealthPathways is designed to help clinicians navigate the complex health care systems of the Gold Coast.

It is an initiative of Gold Coast Health, in partnership with Clinical Excellence Queensland, Gold Coast Primary Health Network, and Children's Health Queensland.

Contact us

Contact the Gold Coast HealthPathways team at gchealthpathways@health.qld.gov.au to:

  • Get involved in developing a pathway.
  • Request a pathway to be localised or developed.

Last updated 12 Apr 2021