Successful recovery after major surgery: moving beyond length of stay.

Journal Article

There is strong evidence that Enhanced Recovery Pathways improve length of hospital stay, readmission rates, and complications after major surgery. However, recovery is a complex process that only finishes when the patient returns to normal function. Future studies should also address the patient experience, as well as functional recovery and quality of life after major surgery.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Miller, TE; Mythen, M

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 /

Start / End Page

  • 4 -

PubMed ID

  • 25018877

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2047-0525

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2047-0525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/2047-0525-3-4


  • eng