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Table 5 Standard nutrition care strategies by site (n = 700)

From: Need for the Integrated Nutrition Pathway for Acute Care (INPAC): gaps in current nutrition care in five Canadian hospitals

Standard nutrition care strategies Overall
(N = 700)
% (n)
Site A
(N = 152)
% (n)
Site B
(N = 119)
% (n)
Site C
(N = 159)
% (n)
Site D
(N = 131)
% (n)
Site E
(N = 139)
% (n)
 % that received any standard nutrition care strategies 83 (581) ** 88.8 (135) 74.7 (89) 71.6 (114) 87.7 (115) 92 (128)
Most commonly reported standard nutrition care strategies: (n = 581) (n = 135) (n = 89) (n = 114) (n = 115) (n = 128)
 Positioning needs for eating addressed 18.9 (110) ** 2.9 (4) 42.6 (38) 29.8 (34) 16.5 (19) 11.7 (15)
 Eating assistance needs addressed 20.3 (118) ** 8.1 (11) 24.7 (22) 37.7 (43) 10.4 (12) 23.4 (30)
 Pain control addressed 69 (401) ** 84.4 (114) 43.8 (39) 34.2 (39) 92.1 (106) 80.4 (103)
 Constipation/diarrhea addressed 54 (314) ** 74.8 (101) 48.3 (43) 21 (24) 67.8 (78) 53.1 (68)
 Nausea addressed 41.3 (240) ** 71.1 (96) 23.5 (21) 13.1 (15) 51.3 (59) 38.2 (49)
 Dysphagia diagnosed 17.2 (100) ** 2.9 (4) 3.3 (3) 14 (16) 33 (38) 30.4 (39)
 Dysphagia addressed with diet 17 (99) ** 4.4 (6) 7.8 (7) 11.4 (13) 29.5 (34) 30.4 (39)
  1. More than one strategy may be reported per audit
  2. **indicates statistically significant difference across sites (p < 0.0001)