Enhanced recovery protocols for adults undergoing colorectal surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61: 1108-1118.

Published: 29th April 2019

Authors: Greer NL, Gunnar WP, Dahm P, Lee AE, MacDonald R, Shaukat A et al.


Twenty-five trials were included. Enhanced recovery reduced duration of stay by a mean 2.6 days, and overall morbidity (risk ratio 0.66, 95 per cent confidence interval 0.54 to 0.8), but did not affect mortality. There was not sufficient information to conclude which components of enhance recovery were most important.

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