“Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is an evidence-based care improvement process for surgical patients. Implementation of ERAS programs results in major improvements in clinical outcomes and cost, making ERAS an important example of value-based care applied to surgery.” Our next surgical grand rounds will discuss the ERAS protocol and its implementation at RNSH. Ljungqvist et al. (1) have published a comprehensive review on this topic.
(1) Ljungqvist, Olle, Michael Scott, and Kenneth C. Fearon. 2017. “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review.” JAMA Surgery 152 (3): 292–98. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4952.