Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols: Rationale and Components.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols are spreading throughout various fields in surgery. ERAS protocols involve the implementation of evidence-based elements of care that are applied throughout the entire perioperative period to facilitate optimal recovery for the patient. ERAS protocols have been associated with improvements in quality of care, patient-reported and operative outcomes, and patient safety as well as reductions in cost. Thus, ERAS protocols have led to an overall improvement in health care value for the patient and the health care system.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kleppe, KL; Greenberg, JA

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 499 - 509

PubMed ID

  • 29754619

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.suc.2018.01.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States