Systematic review and meta-analysis of enhanced recovery programmes in surgical patients.

@article{Nicholson2014SystematicRA,
  title={Systematic review and meta-analysis of enhanced recovery programmes in surgical patients.},
  author={Amanda Nicholson and Merlin Channing Lowe and Joseph Parker and Sharon R. Lewis and Phil Alderson and Angela F Smith},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={101 3},
  pages={172-88}
}
BACKGROUND Enhanced recovery programmes (ERPs) have been developed over the past 10 years to improve patient outcomes and to accelerate recovery after surgery. The existing literature focuses on specific specialties, mainly colorectal surgery. The aim of this review was to investigate whether the effect of ERPs on patient outcomes varies across surgical… CONTINUE READING