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Enhanced recovery in Sri Lanka


Premendra Fernando

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Consultant Anaesthetist

Department of Anaesthesiology

Luton and Dunstable NHS trust

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The concept of ‘Enhanced Recovery’ is changing the face of surgical care pathways in western countries, benefiting patients as well as healthcare providers. The improvement in outcomes claimed would be of even greater benefit to developing countries, where resources are harder to come by. However, implementation of such a program in a developing country such as Sri Lanka needs to be preceded by thorough study of the obstacles to early discharge of patients, and the program customised to address problems specific to the local healthcare environment.


How to Cite: Fernando, P., (2013). Enhanced recovery in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology. 21(2), pp.53–55. DOI:
Published on 09 Jun 2013.
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