American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statement on measurement to maintain and improve quality of enhanced recovery pathways for elective colorectal surgery.

Journal Article

This article sets out a framework for measurement of quality of care relevant to enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) in elective colorectal surgery. The proposed framework is based on established measurement systems and/or theories, and provides an overview of the different approaches for improving clinical monitoring, and enhancing quality improvement or research in varied settings with different levels of available resources.Using a structure-process-outcome framework, we make recommendations for three hierarchical tiers of data collection.Core, Quality Improvement, and Best Practice datasets are proposed. The suggested datasets incorporate patient data to describe case-mix, process measures to describe delivery of enhanced recovery and clinical outcomes. The fundamental importance of routine collection of data for the initiation, maintenance, and enhancement of enhanced recovery pathways is emphasized.

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Cited Authors

  • Moonesinghe, SR; Grocott, MPW; Bennett-Guerrero, E; Bergamaschi, R; Gottumukkala, V; Hopkins, TJ; McCluskey, S; Gan, TJ; Mythen, MMG; Shaw, AD; Miller, TE; Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) I Workgroup,

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 /

Start / End Page

  • 6 -

PubMed ID

  • 28331608

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2047-0525

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2047-0525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s13741-017-0062-7


  • eng