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Comparative Study
, 243 (19), 1906-8

Nutritional Support of the Hospitalized Patient. The Team Concept

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Comparative Study

Nutritional Support of the Hospitalized Patient. The Team Concept

A E Nehme. JAMA.

Abstract

Two groups of patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) were compared in a prospective study for a period of 24 months. The TPN in one group of 211 patients was exclusively managed by a nutrition support team. A variety of physicians managed the TPN of 164 patients in the other group. The complication rate of both groups was compared. The second group had a much higher incidence of all complications. The study concludes that a protocol strictly adhered to by knowledgeable persons is necessary for the proper administration of TPN in the hospitalized patient.

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