Tools: Updated Core Process and Outcome Measures for Elective Colorectal Surgery

The aims of a minimum Enhanced Recovery dataset are to facilitate quality improvement and enable cross-site comparisons and learning. Since the close of the Enhanced Recovery Collaborative in January 2016, the SSC and core Enhanced Recovery faculty (Dr. Ron Collins, Dr. Ahmer Karimuddin, Dr. Kelly Mayson, and Garth Vatkin), with critical feedback from the Enhanced Recovery Advisors Network and Collaborative sites, have worked to improve the process and outcomes measures.

The updated, recommended, core Enhanced Recovery process and outcome measures for elective colorectal surgery is now available! Revisions are indicated in red text. Other data collection tools can be found here. Please note that the excel data collection sheet and the run chart tool will also be updated and posted soon.

The process for developing this new version:

  • A survey asking each of the 11 Enhanced Recovery Collaborative sites to provide feedback on the utility of individual measures and provide suggestions to further clarify definitions
  • Revising definitions to be consistent with the Collaborative’s four clinical guidance notes.
  • Integrating feedback from the multi-disciplinary, Enhanced Recovery Advisors Network on the revised draft prior to finalization.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this resource!

Download (Colorectal-Data-Set_Enhanced-Recovery_20160928.xlsx, XLSX, 26KB)


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