Can the introduction of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) reduce the variation in length of stay after total ankle replacement surgery?

Authors: Wainwright, T., Immins, K., Antonis, J., Taylor, H. and Middleton, R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30186/

Journal: Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (Blackwell)

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.

ISSN: 1268-7731

DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2017.12.005

Background: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has been successfully adopted across a range of procedures. This study explores whether there is scope to improve length of stay (LOS) for total ankle replacement surgery (TAR) in the UK by implementing ERAS pathways.

Methods: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data (April 2015/March 2016) on LOS for TAR were analysed. A literature search was then carried out to examine whether there were any publications on outpatient TAR and/or the use of ERAS protocols.

Results: Mean observed LOS was 3.3 days (range 0–17.3) days. Case mix-adjusted expected LOS range was 2.0–5.7 days. It is likely that the wide observed LOS range is due to differences in local processes and pathways. Two papers were found by the literature search.

Conclusions: TAR should aim to be outpatient surgery as the literature, and data demonstrating scope for improvement in LOS, suggest this should be possible.

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Authors: Wainwright, T.W., Immins, T., Antonis, J.H.A., Taylor, H. and Middleton, R.G.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30186/

Journal: Foot Ankle Surg

eISSN: 1460-9584

DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2017.12.005

BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has been successfully adopted across a range of procedures. This study explores whether there is scope to improve length of stay (LOS) for total ankle replacement surgery (TAR) in the UK by implementing ERAS pathways. METHODS: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data (April 2015/March 2016) on LOS for TAR were analysed. A literature search was then carried out to examine whether there were any publications on outpatient TAR and/or the use of ERAS protocols. RESULTS: Mean observed LOS was 3.3days (range 0-17.3) days. Case mix-adjusted expected LOS range was 2.0-5.7 days. It is likely that the wide observed LOS range is due to differences in local processes and pathways. Two papers were found by the literature search. CONCLUSIONS: TAR should aim to be outpatient surgery as the literature, and data demonstrating scope for improvement in LOS, suggest this should be possible.

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Authors: Wainwright, T.W., Immins, T., Antonis, J.H.A., Taylor, H. and Middleton, R.G.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30186/

Journal: Foot and Ankle Surgery

eISSN: 1460-9584

ISSN: 1268-7731

DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2017.12.005

© 2017 Background: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has been successfully adopted across a range of procedures. This study explores whether there is scope to improve length of stay (LOS) for total ankle replacement surgery (TAR) in the UK by implementing ERAS pathways. Methods: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data (April 2015/March 2016) on LOS for TAR were analysed. A literature search was then carried out to examine whether there were any publications on outpatient TAR and/or the use of ERAS protocols. Results: Mean observed LOS was 3.3 days (range 0–17.3) days. Case mix-adjusted expected LOS range was 2.0–5.7 days. It is likely that the wide observed LOS range is due to differences in local processes and pathways. Two papers were found by the literature search. Conclusions: TAR should aim to be outpatient surgery as the literature, and data demonstrating scope for improvement in LOS, suggest this should be possible.

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