December 16, 2015

Early results suggest merits of enhanced recovery after surgery

Nurses, surgeons, and anesthesia providers all have one main goal for patients undergoing surgery—a smooth recovery that returns patients to their daily lives as quickly as possible. Some healthcare providers have adopted enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols as a strategy for meeting that goal, and preliminary research suggests merits of this approach vs traditional patient care models. However, data are still being gathered in an effort to better quantify ERAS-related outcomes.

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