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Implementing a Thoracic Enhanced Recovery Program: Lessons Learned in the First Year

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Linda W. Martin, Bethany M. Sarosiek, Meredith A. Harrison, Traci Hedrick, James M. Isbell, Alexander S. Krupnick, Christine L. Lau, J. Hunter Mehaffey, Robert H. Thiele, Dustin M. Walters, Randal S. Blank

Enhanced recovery programs are very popular now, but their benefits have been mostly theoretical.  This article describes challenges and outcomes after initiation of such a program, citing decreased costs, lower opioid usage, and shortened length of stay.

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