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May 8, 2019

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery—Knowing, Not Guessing

Author Affiliations
  • 1Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden
  • 2Faculty of Medicine and Health, Department of Surgery, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
JAMA Surg. 2019;154(8):736-737. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1008

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) is the current buzz term in surgery and anesthesia, almost universally. A PubMed search in April 2019 using the search term enhanced recovery after surgery indicates that publications on ERAS have increased from approximately 35 fifteen years ago to more than 600 in 2018. This increase is for good reason. Proper implementation of ERAS principles yields improved outcomes, including reducing complications and shortening recovery time, which translate to a substantial reduction in hospital care costs and may affect long-term survival.1,2

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