Table 5

The precision (%) in the nutritional care for patients at no/low risk and for patients at moderate/high risk of undernutrition.

Hospitals

Large sized

Middle sized

Small sized

P-value


At no/low risk of undernutrition

n = 760

n = 465

n = 222

PE-food

5.3

4.0

1.9

0.122

Oral Supplement

16.3

19.0

13.5

0.182

Artificial nutritional (AN) support

15.0

11.3

3.3

< 0.0005 b, c

Pre- and/or postoperative AN

5.4

5.2

1.8

0.077

Eating Assistance

5.3

6.4

11.7

0.011 b, c

At moderate/high risk of undernutrition

n = 392

n = 165

n = 61

PE-food

14.4

16.6

6.8

0.181

Oral Supplement

44.8

54.1

43.3

0.115

Artificial nutritional support

22.5

22.1

8.3

0.040 b, c

Pre- and/or postoperative AN

6.1

9.7

3.3

0.160

Eating Assistance

18.3

14.4

20.3

0.593


Missing values in < 15%. Chi-square test

a first group differs compared to second

b first group differs compared to third

c second group differs compared to third group

Westergren et al. Nutrition Journal 2009 8:20   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-8-20

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