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The development of fast-track principles in gynecological surgery
Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Anesthesiology. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care in Linköping.
2013 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 92, no 1, 17-27 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fast-track is a multimodal strategy aimed at reducing the physiological burden of surgery to achieve an enhanced postoperative recovery. The strategy combines unimodal evidence-based interventions in the areas of preoperative preparation, anesthesia, surgical factors and postoperative care. The advantages of fast-track most likely extend to gynecology, although so far have scarcely been reported. This review summarizes current evidence concerning use of fast-track in general and in gynecological surgery. The main findings of this review are that there are benefits within elective gynecological surgery, but studies of quality of life, patient satisfaction and health economics in elective surgery are needed. Studies of fast-track within the field of non-elective gynecological surgery are lacking. Widespread education is needed to improve the rate of implementation of fast-track. Close involvement of the entire surgical team is imperative to ensure a structured perioperative care aiming for enhanced postoperative recovery.

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Informa Healthcare / Wiley-Blackwell , 2013. Vol. 92, no 1, 17-27 p.
Keyword [en]
anesthesia, enhanced recovery, fast-track, gynecology, postoperative care, preoperative preparation, surgery
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89752DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2012.01525.xISI: 000313714500004OAI: diva2:609746

Funding Agencies|County Council of Ostergotland||Linkoping University||

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