Fast Track Recovery

  • Beverly K. PhilipEmail author


The goal of ambulatory anaesthesia is to maximize the quality of patient care. We must provide anaesthesia with a smooth onset, good intraoperative conditions, and rapid recovery with minimal symptoms, culminating in our patient’s return to normal function. “Fast tracking” embodies an enhanced, overall anaesthesia care and recovery process, focusing our efforts even more on the return to normal function as rapidly as possible. This requires the integration of preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative care elements.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Day Surgery UnitBrigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.American Society of AnaesthesiologistsSchaumburgUSA

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