Consensus on training and implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery: A delphi study

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Francis et al (2018) conducted a multidisciplinary international study which explored training and implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), a perioperative care pathway designed to achieve early recovery for patients undergoing major surgery.



They aimed to draw consensus from an expert panel using a modified Delphi technique with 58 international experts. The results suggested that an ERAS training course should cover the evidence-based principles of ERAS with team-oriented training, with successful implementation relying on strong leadership, an ERAS facilitator and an effective MDT. Effectiveness of training can be measured by improved compliance.