Table 3

Results of multivariable linear regression assessing surgeon characteristics and surgical practice variables and their effect on number of ERAS-related behaviours followed

VariableOR (95% CI)p value
Age0.00 (−0.03 to 0.03)0.460
Sex, female−0.33 (−0.72 to 0.05)0.048
No. of years in practice*
 5–10−0.39 (−0.95 to 0.16)0.081
 11–15−0.12 (−0.86 to 0.64)0.379
 > 15−0.29 (−1.15 to 0.57)0.255
ERAS experience during training0.28 (−0.26 to 0.82)0.155
Colorectal fellowship0.32 (−0.31 to 0.94)0.155
MIS fellowship0.07 (−0.34 to 0.48)0.360
No. of elective colorectal resections in previous year
 10–290.27 (−0.12 to 0.66)0.089
 30–49−0.11 (−0.69 to 0.49)0.360
 ≥ 50−0.05 (−0.84 to 0.74)0.453
Hospital type
 Large community§0.59 (0.02 to 1.14)0.021
 Academic0.86 (0.42 to 1.31)< 0.001
Formal ERAS protocol followed0.18 (−0.32 to 0.69)0.237
Standardized ERAS order set1.67 (1.16 to 2.21)< 0.001
  • 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 in previous year.

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

  • § Hospital with ≥ 100 inpatient beds.