Tag: Alberta

Research: Provincial ERAS Implementation – Alberta’s experience

Implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Across a Provincial Healthcare System: The ERAS Alberta Colorectal Surgery Experience

World J Surg (2016) 40:1092–1103

Gregg Nelson, Lawrence N. Kiyang, Ellen T. Crumley, Anderson Chuck, Thanh Nguyen, Peter Faris, Tracy Wasylak, Carlota Basualdo-Hammond, Susan McKay, Olle Ljungqvist, Leah M. Gramlich


Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) colorectal guideline implementation has occurred primarily in standalone institutions worldwide. We implemented the guideline in a single provincial healthcare system, and our study examined the effect of the guideline on patient outcomes [length of stay (LOS), complications, and 30-day post-discharge readmissions] across a healthcare system.


We compared pre- and post-guideline implementation in consecutive elective colorectal patients, C18 years, from six Alberta hospitals between February 2013 and December 2014. Participants were followed up to 30 days post discharge. We used summary statistics, to assess the LOS and complications, and multivariate regression methods to assess readmissions and to estimate cost impacts.  Read more