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Enhanced Recovery Also Enhances Unplanned Patient Contact

Key clinical point: Surgeons implementing enhanced recovery after surgery may need to increase staff resources to deal with unplanned patient contact.

Major finding: The fraction of patients with unplanned medical care in the first 2 weeks rose from 42.2% to 74.5% after enhanced recovery after surgery implementation.

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 200 patients.

Disclosures: The study received no funding. Dr. Haverland reported no relevant financial disclosures.


Haverland R et al. SGS 2019, Oral Poster 05.