ERAS® Publications & Resources
ERAS® – Knowing, Not Guessing
ERAS® Interactive Audit System for Quality Improvement in the Clinical Healthcare Setting
10 years experience shows that the ERAS Interactive Audit System (EIAS) supports the collaborative clinical effort in driving quality improvement in the peri-operative care in a short time frame, in an international context.
ERAS program in gynecologic surgery induced significant decrease of overall cost by $4.381 per patient
Cost-analysis of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program in gynecologic surgery (GynOnc 154(2019)388-393
ERAS® – Value Based Surgery – Financial Implications
Value-based care – implementation of ERAS® programs results in major improvements in clinical outcomes and cost
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – A Review. (JAMA Surg. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4952)
Net cost savings attributable to guideline implementation ranged between $2806-$5898 per patient” “in 700 patients savings of $2-4.5M
Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Across a Provincial Healthcare System: the ERAS Alberta Colorectal Surgery Experience (WJS2016-Nelson et al – Canada).
ERAS Implementation in Livery surgery shows a total mean cost reduction of €3.080 per patient
Cost-benefit Analysis of the Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Program in Livery Surgery (WJS2016; 40:2441-2450)
ERAS for pancreaticoduodenectomy shows savings in the anaesthesia/operating room, medication and laboratory costs. Fewer patients require an ICU stay
Cost-benefit analysis of an enhanced recovery protocol for pancreaticoduodenectomy” (BJS2015;102:1676-1683)
Consensus on Training and Implementation
of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery. “An ERAS training course must cover evidence-based principles of ERAS with team oriented training. Successful implementation requires strong leadership, an ERAS facilitator and an effective MDT. Effectiveness of training can be measured by improved compliance” (World J Surg. 2018 Jul;42(7):1919-1928. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-4436-2.)
13 centres in 6 countries; increasing compliance with an ERAS® program improve outcome
The Impact of Enhanced Recovery Protocol Compliance on Elective Colorectal Cancer Resection: Results From an International Registry (AnnSurg2015-ERAS Compliance Group).
Compliance up -> reduced length of stay; Saving of about €1650/patient per first 50 patients; Training and full time nurse included
Cost-effectiveness of the implementation of an enhanced recovery protocol for colorectal surgery (BJS2013-Roulin et al – Switzerland).
Shows shorter length of stay as well as reduction in complication rate by 30%
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs Versus Traditional Care for Colorectal Surgery: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials (DCR2013-Zhuang et al – Meta-analysis).
Reduction in LOS, Re-admissions and Complication Rates
ERAS® Society Guidelines
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LEGO Surgery – Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS® is Awesome) – How to applying the ERAS® concept can help you and your patients in the healthcare setting.
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