Figure 15.2.a: Clinical event pathways

Event pathway



Clinical event.




Clinical event management + subsequent clinical events.


Acute care and rehabilitation + sequelae and complications of treatment.


Resources used to manage events and outcomes of events.


Length of hospital stay, intensity of rehabilitation therapy, management of sequelae and complications (e.g. bleeding from secondary prophylaxis) and health outcomes associated with each stage.


Cost of resources used and utilities of outcomes.


Valuation of resources using healthcare (and other) pay and prices and valuation of outcomes, for example using quality-adjusted life years (QALYs ) or willingness-to-pay (WTP).