Best Practice Recommendations on Enhanced Recovery after Thoracic Surgery (ERATS) for Esophagectomy
N Seyednejad, B. Johnson, G. Darling, A. Seely
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery aims to approach the care of surgical patients in a multimodal, multidisciplinary manner to in order to improve surgical outcomes and quality of care. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs are becoming the standard of practice in many surgical specialties throughout the world. Data on implementation of ERAS pathways at many centres have demonstrated improvements in clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, and results in significant cost savings to the health care system. While ERAS has been widely implemented across the country in various oncological specialties, its uptake for ERATS procedures have been slower and extensively documented. Here, we outline the recommendations for ERATS in patients undergoing an esophagectomy.
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