Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) have emerged as one of the most effective strategies to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health care utilization in elective colorectal surgery. However, ERP implementation alone does not result in improvement without high pathway component compliance.1,2 Hospital collaboratives have been used to accelerate quality improvement across clinical areas, including ERP adoption.3-5 Despite collaborative participation, hospitals are frequently hindered by barriers related to local culture, agreement over ERP components, and resources.
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Fischer CP, Knapp L, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Wick EC. Association of Enhanced Recovery Pathway Compliance With Patient Outcomes. JAMA Surg. Published online July 21, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2866
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