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Patient information leaflets for lumbar spine surgery: An opportunity for improvement in ERAS pathways.

Low, M., Burgess, L. and Wainwright, T., 2019. Patient information leaflets for lumbar spine surgery: An opportunity for improvement in ERAS pathways. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 31 (June), 139 - 140.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.03.121

Abstract

Objectives: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) has recently been applied to lumbar spinal procedures, using evidence-based practice and improved pathways to encourage lower rates of morbidity and improve longer-term outcomes; however the evidence for adoption is limited. High quality patient information is recommended as part of ERAS pathways to attenuate procedure related anxiety. As increasing workload pressure continues to reduce the time clinicians have to spend with patients, patient information leaflets remain an invaluable resource to facilitate the retention of important health information. The aim of this study is to analyse the current quality of patient information leaflets given to patients ahead of lumbar spine surgery in English National Health Service (NHS) Hospitals.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2405-4577
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:32304
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:17 May 2019 15:41
Last Modified:17 May 2020 01:08

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