An enhanced recovery program in colorectal surgery is associated with decreased organ level rates of complications: a difference-in-differences analysis.


Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. [Email]


Perioperative care has lacked coordination and standardization. Enhanced recovery programs (ERPs) have been shown to decrease aggregate complications across surgical specialties. We hypothesize that the sustained implementation of an ERP will be associated with a decrease in a broad range of complications at the organ system level.


Colorectal surgery,Enhanced recovery after surgery,Enhanced recovery program,Outcomes,Perioperative care,Surgical site infection,

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