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Spread and adoption of enhanced recovery from elective surgery in the English National Health Service

Mythen, MG; (2015) Spread and adoption of enhanced recovery from elective surgery in the English National Health Service. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesiology , 62 (2) 105 - 109. 10.1007/s12630-014-0260-4. Green open access

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Abstract

The document Delivering Enhanced Recovery – Helping Patients to Get Better Sooner After Surgery was published by the UK Department of Health Enhanced Recovery Partnership Programme on March 10, 2010.1 The forward, in referring to the UK National Health Service (NHS), says: “Enhanced recovery is transforming NHS elective and cancer care pathways by using a number of evidence-based interventions as a model of care enabling patients to recover sooner following surgery. This guide, developed using learning from centres across the UK, provides a starting point to support implementation of enhanced recovery.” By November 2013, a progress review entitled Enhanced Recovery Care Pathway reported successful national implementation in four main types of elective surgery, colorectal, gynecological, orthopedic, and urology.2 Thousands more surgeries were being performed in 170,000 fewer bed days. Target lengths of stay had been achieved, readmission rates had not increased, and both quality and patie ...

Type: Article
Title: Spread and adoption of enhanced recovery from elective surgery in the English National Health Service
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s12630-014-0260-4
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12630-014-0260-4
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright: © The Author(s) 2014. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1456579
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