There is a growing awareness worldwide that continuous quality improvements and adherence to evidence-based guidelines are of major importance in health care. However, despite universal acceptance of benefit from the measurement of quality in health care, there are currently no generally accepted standards for the benchmarking of performance and quality. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Study Group, an international working group, has developed one such system and collected a large international database .
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