ERAS - Value based surgery

This paper reviews implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its financial implications. Literature on clinical outcomes and financial implications were reviewed. Reports from many different surgery types shows that implementation of ERAS reduces complications and shortens hospital stay. These improvements have major impacts on reducing the cost of care even when costs for implementation, and investment in time for personnel and training is accounted for. The conclusion is that ERAS is an excellent example of value based surgery.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2017

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Other

Authors: Olle Ljungqvist, Thanh Nguyen, Gregg Nelson

Journal Title: Journal of Surgical Oncology