ERAS and High Risk Colorectal Surgery Among 11 UC Awards to Improve Surgical Care
The University of California has awarded 11 grants totaling $5.4 million for multi-site projects designed to improve patient care and reduce the risk of clinical harm to UC surgery patients. About 110,000 patients undergo surgery each year at UC medical centers. The risk fellowship grants include projects to improve outcomes for neurosurgical patients, increase the quality of care for high-risk colorectal surgery patients, and decrease surgical site infections in patients undergoing procedures such as knee and hip replacements throughout UC Health. The UCSF Colorectal Surgery Program is a key participants in several of the grants with Madhulika Varma, M.D. the campus lead for the "High-Risk Colon and Rectal Surgery Intervention Program" grant.