Cost-benefit analysis of an enhanced recovery protocol for pancreaticoduodenectomy.

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Summary of "Cost-benefit analysis of an enhanced recovery protocol for pancreaticoduodenectomy."

Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programmes have been shown to decrease complications and hospital stay. The cost-effectiveness of such programmes has been demonstrated for colorectal surgery. This study aimed to assess the economic outcomes of a standard ERAS programme for pancreaticoduodenectomy.


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Name: The British journal of surgery
ISSN: 1365-2168


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