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[Comment] Personalised recovery after general and gynaecologic surgery

Over the past decade, attention on post-surgical recovery has increased. Enhanced recovery pathways have been developed that focus on improving clinical outcomes such as complications and length of stay after major abdominal surgery. Despite their effectiveness, these pathways do not extend beyond discharge and sometimes fail to incorporate patient-reported outcome measures.1 Recovery periods after intermediate-grade abdominal surgical procedures (eg, laparoscopic cholecystectomy) are excluded from these pathways; thus, patients are left to recover from these uncomplicated day-surgery procedures by themselves.

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