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Table 6 Public healthcare expenditure savings following reduced LOS and increased discharge to home (€)

From: Introducing enhanced recovery after surgery in a high-volume orthopaedic hospital: a health technology assessment

  2017 (conventional). March–October 2018 (ERAS).
Number of patients. 1271 938
Average LOS in Orthopaedic Surgery. 5.2 days 4.6 days
Patients % discharged directly to home. 12.00% (153) 36.14% (339)
Patients % undergoing inpatient rehabilitation. 88.00% (1118) 63.86% (599)
Average rehabilitation cost per patient. € 2244.77 2244.77
Total expenditure. € 2,510,730.35 € 1,821,991.37