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Quality Assessment and Safety Committee - Enhanced Recovery

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Quality Assessment and Safety Committee - Enhanced Recovery Overview

Currently, all parties – patients, payers, and providers are motivated (for different reasons) to optimize the speed and safety of patient recovery after abdominal surgery.  The clinical and economic costs associated with delayed or sub-optimal recovery are staggering.  Within the US, the costs associated with post-operative ileus alone are estimated at $1.5 billion per year. [1] Clearly, strategies that target and enhance post-operative recovery are worth consideration. To assist colon and rectal surgeons with this important topic, the Quality and Safety Committee has developed an Enhanced Recovery Overview document.