Experiences with Implementing a Nationwide Enhanced Surgical Recovery Program

The literature suggests that ERAS programs are safe, cost-effective, and minimize the length of stay in a hospital without compromising quality of care. ERAS programs are successful in part because they are proactive in nature, comprised of interventions beginning during preoperative planning and continuing through intraoperative management and postoperative care. Professor Monty Mythen shares his experiences in the United Kingdom, what the United States and the rest of the world has begun to adopt, and where we still have left to go.