Alberta Health Services in Canada have been adopting the ERAS® program for several years showing good results. They have performed a return on investment analysis based on their implementation of several protocols (colorectal, pancreas, cystectomy, liver and gynecology) throughout 9 hospitals including about 10,000 patients. Their result shows a return of investment ratio of 1.05 to 7.31, meaning that every dollar invested in ERAS® brought $1.05 to $7.31 in return.
Prof. Olle Ljungqvist, the Chairman of ERAS® society answered a few most frequently asked questions about compliance in ERAS® (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) in a video. In the following video, he answered: How is compliance calculated? How is compliance measured in perioperative phases? What are the most important elements to adhere to in an ERAS® protocol? What is a good compliance rate?