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2022 Dec 19


[Update on fast-track concepts in operative medicine : Improved outcome and higher patient satisfaction through interdisciplinary multimodal treatment concepts].


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols have been propagated in general surgery since the mid-1990s due to medical and health economic advantages for patients as well as hospitals. A comprehensive implementation in Germany is not yet established, although the demographic change requires more than ever concepts for the safe treatment of multimorbid frail patients. The aim of this review is to present modern ERAS concepts, to discuss an extension to prehabilitation measures for frail patients and to present aspects of structural feasibility.