Cost-effectiveness of the implementation of an enhanced recovery protocol for colorectal surgery.

  title={Cost-effectiveness of the implementation of an enhanced recovery protocol for colorectal surgery.},
  author={Didier Roulin and Annalisa Donadini and Sylvain Gander and Anne-Claude Griesser and Catherine Blanc and Martin H{\"u}bner and Markus Sch{\"a}fer and Nicolas Demartines},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={100 8},
BACKGROUND Enhanced recovery protocols may reduce postoperative complications and length of hospital stay. However, the implementation of these protocols requires time and financial investment. This study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of enhanced recovery implementation. METHODS The first 50 consecutive patients treated during implementation of an enhanced recovery programme were compared with 50 consecutive patients treated in the year before its introduction. The enhanced recovery… CONTINUE READING
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