PhD, RN, FACORN
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways – often referred to as fast-track programs – are multidisciplinary, evidence-based perioperative pathways, designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery. ERAS has been described as a surgical revolution because of the benefits it produces. A recent systematic review found, on average, ERAS pathways reduce length of stay by 2.3 days and case costs by $639.00, without adverse impact on mortality, adverse events, or readmissions.
"Enhanced recovery after surgery in Australia: A classic example of an evidence–practice gap,"
Journal of Perioperative Nursing: Vol. 33
, Article 5.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.26550/2209-1092.1109
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