By Monica J. Smith

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Expanding enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols to surgical service lines beyond colorectal surgery can have a positive impact on patient outcomes, hospital length of stay and the hospital’s bottom line, according to an evaluation of one center’s rapid expansion to multiple surgical service lines.

“We wanted to know if broad implementation of ERAS is feasible. Have we improved patient care? What about length of stay [LOS] and