Table 6

The precision (%) in the nutritional care in relation to patients with energy problems (eat little, stop eating due to tiredness rather than to having satisfied their hunger, and eat slowly)

Hospitals

Large sized

Middle sized

Small sized

P-value


Energy problems

n = 599

n = 276

n = 103

PE-food

12.6

12.1

5.9

0.159

Oral Supplement

38.9

43.4

37.6

0.407

Artificial nutritional (AN) support

21.6

23.2

11.0

0.031 b, c

Pre- and/or postoperative AN

6.2

10.1

1.9

0.011 b, c

Eating Assistance

15.7

16.5

28.0

0.019 b, c


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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