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NHS Scotland – Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery National Audit Results

2013 March 19
by webmaster

Click on the link below for a PDF copy of the third 12-week Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) ‘snapshot’ audit commissioned by the Scottish Government.

ERAS Ortho 2012 – Final

It collected data on hip arthroplasties from all Scottish operating hospitals from 20th August 2012 to 30th September 2012, and data on knee arthroplasties from 1st October 2012 to 11th November 2012. In the first period all patients listed for an elective Total Hip Replacement were included, and during the second period all patients listed for an elective Total Knee Replacement for examined. MSK Local Audit Co-ordinators collected data from patient case notes, patient information systems, results reporting and referral management systems.

NHS Scotland Enhacned Recovery

Across the country ERAS principles have been adopted. Individual units have developed their own ERAS pathways with varying emphasis on different elements to suit their own unique local situation. The table  shows the improvements in practice over the last 2 years.

Well done to David McDonald, Kate James and colleagues for putting both the report together, and for running such an impressive programme of support to help facilitate this adoption of enhanced recovery principles across the country.

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