Article Abstract

Enhanced recovery pathways version 2.0 in thoracic surgery

Authors: Alessandro Brunelli, Andrea Imperatori, Andrea Droghetti

Abstract

Enhanced recovery pathways (ERPs) after surgery is a multimodal plan of care based on the application of multiple standardized evidence-based elements with the aim to improve the perioperative patient experience and surgical outcomes. These standardized elements are not just limited to the postoperative period but refer to the preoperative phase and obviously the surgical procedure.