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2020 Nov 18

Ann Surg

Enhanced Recovery Protocols Reduce Mortality Across Eight Surgical Specialties At Academic and University-Affiliated Community Hospitals.


Esper SA, Holder-Murray J, Subramaniam K, Boisen M, Kenkre TS, Meister K, Foos S, Wong H, Howard-Quijano K, Mahajan A
Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 18.
PMID: 33214486.


To determine if implementation of a simplified enhanced recovery protocol (ERP) across multiple surgical specialties in different hospitals is associated with improved short and long-term mortality. Secondary aims were to examine ERP effect on LOS, 30-day readmission, discharge disposition, and complications.