The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at John’s Hopkins recently began an initiative to disseminate Enhanced Recovery practice for five common types of surgery to 750 hospitals across the country.  Partnering with the American College of Surgeons, the Institute hopes to use their data alongside with previous European data to help American hospitals see its success and importance. Johns Hopkins has already experienced the protocol’s many benefits, such as shorter lengths of stay and a reduction in cost and complication rates, and they wish to share their efforts in the hopes of improving surgical care and patient outcomes hospitals nationwide. To read the entire article, follow the link below:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/health/blog/bs-hs-surgical-safety-20170206-story.html

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