Implementation of the Exeter enhanced recovery programme for patients undergoing radical cystectomy.

  title={Implementation of the Exeter enhanced recovery programme for patients undergoing radical cystectomy.},
  author={Thomas J Dutton and Mark O Daugherty and R. George Mason and J S McGrath},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={113 5},
OBJECTIVES To describe our experience with the implementation and refinement of an enhanced recovery programme (ERP) for radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion. To assess the impact on length of stay (LOS), complication and readmission rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 165 consecutive patients undergoing open RC (ORC) and urinary diversion between January 2008 and April 2013 were entered into an ERP. A retrospective case note review was undertaken. Outcomes recorded included LOS… CONTINUE READING
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