Improving Perioperative Care
Procedural cases are significant for hospitals because they help offset less profitable and indigent care. In order for hospitals to generate more procedural cases, they must demonstrate excellent outcomes and market them well. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols are important planned processes hospitals are implementing to help improve perioperative care and subsequently attract more patients to their facility.
There are many treatment paths and options for ERAS protocols, but there are certain best practices hospitals should consider. In the article Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: What is it and How Can it Benefit Your Facility? Bobbie Gerhart, owner, BG Consulting and former president of Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, draws on decades of administrative experience to deliver recommendations for hospitals taking a closer look at their outcomes. She discusses:
- Why ERAS protocols are important
- Key criteria to examine when initiating ERAS protocols
- Critical aspects of successful ERAS protocols