The impact of enhanced recovery protocol compliance on elective colorectal cancer resection: Results from an international registry

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A study by Currie et al (2015) evaluated the individual impact of specific patient factors and perioperative enhanced recovery protocol compliance on postoperative outcome after elective primary colorectal cancer resection.


Their evaluation included a total of 1509 colonic and 843 rectal resections, which were undertaken in 13 centres across 6 countries. Their analysis demonstrated that in a large, international cohort of patients, increasing compliance with an ERAS program and the use of laparoscopic surgery independently improved outcomes.