Enhanced recovery after surgery for cesarean delivery. Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology Suharwardy, S., Carvalho, B. 2020


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this article is to describe enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its application to cesarean delivery.RECENT FINDINGS: ERAS is a standardized, multidisciplinary approach to improving the care of surgical patients, from the preoperative planning through the surgery and postoperative period. ERAS is associated with many benefits, including improved patient outcomes and satisfaction as well as reduced length-of-stay and cost. Obstetric implementation of ERAS protocols has lagged compared to other surgical subspecialties. Given the volume of cesarean deliveries worldwide, improving the quality and cost of care through broad application of ERAS could have significant benefits.SUMMARY: ERAS pathways specific to cesarean delivery should be implemented and can improve the quality of care provided.

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