• Effect of implementing an enhanced recovery protocol for pediatric colorectal surgery on complication rate, length of stay, and opioid use in children

    12 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    Standardizing perioperative care through clinical programs, “fast track” pathways, and surgical site infection prevention bundles has led to major improvements in surgical outcomes. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is one such clinical pathway that has been shown to improve surgical outcomes, increase efficiency of care, and reduce hospital costs without increasing complication rates. However, ERAS pathways have been described and studied primarily in the adult population.
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