At a recent ImproveCareNow population management meeting for our group, Dr. Kurt Heiss provided an update on the expanding use of ERAS. In addition to colorectal surgery, uses at our hospital system have included bariatric surgery, craniofacial surgery, and umbilical hernia repairs. The results of this bundled care show fewer complications, less pain/less narcotics (more blocks), and shorter hospital stays (without increased readmission rates).
For those who are not as familiar as they would like (and for patients), I recommend a 7 minute Lego ERAS YouTube link: LEGO Surgery -Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Related blog post: ERAS -Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (2016) With full slide set explaining ERAS further