Success and Failure in Colorectal Enhanced Recovery

  • Nader Francis
  • Andrew Allison
  • Jonathan Ockrim
Part of the Enhanced Recovery book series (ER)


Enhanced recovery (ER) after surgery programmes should succeed in improving the quality of care and reducing the length of stay for the majority of patients undergoing colorectal surgery. A minority of patients however are perceived to fail by these measures and it is in these patients that we see some of the challenges and limitations faced by ER programmes.


Epidural Analgesia Enhance Recovery After Surgery Anastomotic Dehiscence Enhance Recovery Programme Enhance Recovery After Surgery Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nader Francis
    • 1
  • Andrew Allison
    • 1
  • Jonathan Ockrim
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYeovil District HospitalYeovil, SomersetUK
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryYeovil District Hospital, NHS Foundation TrustYeovil, SomersetUK

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