Fulfilling the potential – A better journey for patients and a better deal for the NHS – NHS Improvement – April 2012
“Enhanced Recovery is a novel approach to elective surgery based on the following principles:
patients are in the optimal condition for treatment
patients have different care during their operation
patients experience optimal post-operative rehabilitation.
Enhanced Recovery may be referred to as Rapid, Accelerated Recovery or Fast Track surgery and was originally pioneered in Denmark.
Enhanced Recovery involves the whole health community.
Enhanced Recovery has a compelling clinical evidence base and should be the norm for best practice elective care pathways.”