Table 2

Comparison of perioperative practice behaviours of respondents who adhere to formal ERAS protocols and those who do not

ERAS variableNo. (%) of respondents*p value
Formal ERAS followedTotal
NoYes
Standard ERAS order set17 (26)150 (94)167 (74)< 0.001
ERAS behaviours
 Limits NGT use63 (97)160 (99)223 (99)0.34
 Diet on postoperative day 035 (54)119 (74)154 (68)0.004
 Preoperative rehabilitation31 (49)103 (65)134 (60)0.032
 Restrictive fluid therapy51 (80)148 (92)199 (88)0.01
 Epidural anesthesia and narcotic reduction47 (75)124 (77)171 (76)0.70
 Balanced postoperative analgesia49 (77)117 (74)166 (74)0.64
 Early postoperative mobilization64 (100)153 (96)217 (97)0.12
 Standard catheter and lines protocol26 (41)147 (91)173 (77)< 0.001
 Immediate discharge when criteria met63 (97)154 (98)217 (97)0.82
  • ERAS = Enhanced Recovery After Surgery; NGT = nasogastric tube.

  • * Owing to incomplete survey responses, the number of responses for individual questions ranged between 223 and 227. A total of 210 respondents answered every survey question.