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dc.titleResults of a colorectal enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programme and a qualitative analysis of healthcare workers’ perspectives
dc.contributor.authorSeow-En, Isaac
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jingting
dc.contributor.authorYang, Lily Wei Yun
dc.contributor.authorTan, Joel Shi Quan
dc.contributor.authorSeah, Alvin Wan Hin
dc.contributor.authorFoo, Fung Joon
dc.contributor.authorChang, Meihuan
dc.contributor.authorTang, Choong Leong
dc.contributor.authorTan, Emile Kwong Wei
dc.identifier.citationSeow-En, Isaac, Wu, Jingting, Yang, Lily Wei Yun, Tan, Joel Shi Quan, Seah, Alvin Wan Hin, Foo, Fung Joon, Chang, Meihuan, Tang, Choong Leong, Tan, Emile Kwong Wei (2021-01-01). Results of a colorectal enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programme and a qualitative analysis of healthcare workers’ perspectives. Asian Journal of Surgery 44 (1) : 307-312. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractBackground: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) is a structured programme using a multimodal, evidence-based approach to improve post-operative outcomes. Successful implementation of ERAS can be challenging. We aimed to evaluate our initial experience with colorectal ERAS and explore the perspectives of specialist doctors and nurses. Methods: From 1 June 2017 to 31 December 2017, all patients who underwent elective colorectal resection and met the ERAS inclusion criteria at the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, were included in the study. Short-term outcomes were compared between patients with >70% compliance to key ERAS components versus those with ?70% compliance. Department staff were surveyed via questionnaire in July 2019. Results: Three hundred and fifteen patients were included in study. >70% ERAS compliance rate was achieved in 84 patients (26.7%). A higher compliance rate resulted in a significantly shorter length of stay of 6 (IQR 5–8) days vs. 7 (IQR 6–9.5) days (p = 0.025) and lower readmission rate of 3.6% (n = 3) vs. 4.8% (n = 11) (p = 0.042), as well as a trend towards reduced complication rate of 15.4% (n = 13) vs. 22.0% (n = 51) and earlier return to gastrointestinal function. There was a 100% questionnaire response amongst all 12 colorectal surgeons and 5 colorectal resident nurse practitioners. Conclusion: Increased adherence to the components of ERAS results in better early outcomes and may have long-term benefits on survival. Effective communication and professional support for the ERAS multi-disciplinary team, as well as understanding healthcare workers’ concerns and addressing long-standing practices, is essential for successful implementation of the programme. © 2020
dc.publisherElsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.subjectColorectal surgery
dc.contributor.departmentYONG LOO LIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleAsian Journal of Surgery
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