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Multicenter Observational Study Examining the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery within the Virginia Surgical Quality Collaborative in Patients Undergoing Elective Colectomy.

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Summary of "Multicenter Observational Study Examining the Implementation of Enhanced Recovery within the Virginia Surgical Quality Collaborative in Patients Undergoing Elective Colectomy."

The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) Virginia Surgical Quality Collaborative (VSQC) exists to improve surgical outcomes through multi-institutional collaboration. Enhanced Recovery (ER) protocols improve morbidity and reduce length of stay (LOS) following elective surgery. We hypothesized implementation of ER through VSQC would reduce postoperative complications and LOS in patients undergoing elective colectomy. Our objective was to evaluate whether standardization of care based on evidenced based practices in healthcare settings across multiple institutions improved outcomes.

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Name: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
ISSN: 1879-1190
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