Enhanced recovery program reduced narcotic use, costs, length of stay in community hospital

  • July 28, 2014

Implementation of a colorectal enhanced recovery after surgery program in a community hospital decreased narcotic use, costs and length of stay without higher rates of readmission or morbidity, according to recent study data.

Researchers performed a prospective study of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) colorectal program in a community hospital setting to determine its efficacy and safety as part of an ERAS program initiated in 2010 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Ore. They evaluated practice patterns and outcomes for 244 patients who underwent elective colon and rectal resection before ERAS was implemented in 2009 and after in 2011 and 2012. They also wanted to determine if improved outcomes could be achieved independent of the laparoscopic approach.

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