Using data from 150 of its own patients, a “top ten” U.S. hospital is to adopt Deltex’s Oesophageal Doppler Monitoring (ODM) system.
Ranked in the top ten hospitals in the USA, the University Teaching Hospital is a flagship site within a six hospital healthcare system.
The evaluation saw ODM incorporated into the hospital’s already established Enhanced Recovery Program (ERP) in colorectal surgery. The result was around a 10% reduction in the average time colorectal surgery patients spent in hospital. In urology surgery, where enhanced recovery is still at its early stages, the reduction was even greater at around 20%.
The clinicians leading the quality improvement project told Deltex about a previous evaluation of an alternative cardiac output monitoring technology to guide fluid management. In contrast to ODM, that system had shown an increased length of stay.