Table 4

Results of multivariable linear regression assessing the predictors of practising colorectal surgery in an ideal ERAS practice

VariableOR (95 % CI)p value
Age0.98 (0.89 to 1.05)0.56
Sex, female0.29 (0.07 to 0.71)0.019
No. of years in practice*
 5–101.31 (0.26 to 4.01)0.96
 11–152.62 (0.26 to 10.72)0.58
 > 152.82 (0.18 to 13.07)0.67
ERAS experience during training3.07 (0.53 to 10.52)0.28
Colorectal fellowship3.89 (0.64 to 14.51)0.19
MIS fellowship0.64 (0.17 to 1.66)0.29
No. of elective colorectal resections in previous year
 10–294.77 (1.14 to 15.63)0.044
 30–492.29 (0.26 to 8.74)0.63
 ≥ 507.57 (0.56 to 36.56)0.17
Hospital type
 Large community5.54 (0.91 to 18.29)0.07
 Academic2.98 (0.86 to 7.91)0.10
Formal ERAS protocol followed3.15 (0.61 to 11.66)0.26
Standardized ERAS order set7.31 (1.15 to 27.57)0.041
  • CI = confidence interval; ERAS = Enhanced Recovery After Surgery; MIS = minimally invasive surgery; OR = odds ratio.

  • * Compared with < 5 years in practice.

  • Compared with < 10 colorectal resections.

  • Compared with small community hospitals (< 100 inpatient beds).