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Table 5 The highest ranked perioperative care items

From: Functional recovery is considered the most important target: a survey of dedicated professionals

Physicians Nurses Europe The world outside Europe
(n = 117) (n = 28) (n = 131) (n = 34)
Optimizing fluid balance Preoperative counselling by nurse, anaesthetist and surgeon Optimizing fluid balance Preoperative counselling by nurse, anaesthetist and surgeon
Preoperative counselling by nurse, anaesthetist and surgeon Promoting early and scheduled mobilisation Promoting early and scheduled mobilisation Optimizing fluid balance
Promoting early and scheduled mobilisation Optimizing fluid balance Preoperative counselling by nurse, anaesthetist and surgeon Avoiding nasogastric tube after the operation
  1. The three highest ranked perioperative care items, according to profession and geographical region.