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Old 08-27-2013, 10:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/08/27/216076742/patients-love-a-kinder-approach-to-surgery-but-surgeons-balk?utm_source=NPR&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130827

The enhanced recovery approach, which was pioneered in Europe about a decade ago, abandons many of the standard steps for patient care before, during and after surgery. It turns out there was no evidence of benefit for many of these practices, even though they're used worldwide. So this protocol chucks them.

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 "Surgeons are typically pretty set in their ways. There are traditional and strongly held beliefs that you have to manage patients in a certain way or they'll do badly. This challenges that doctrine."

 

Of course! So many things in healthcare aren't about health at all, but about what we're used to doing.


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