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Table 7 Specialized nutrition treatment/nutrition support by site (n = 700)

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

Specialized nutrition treatment 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)
 % who received any diet prescription beyond the regular diet 68.4 (479)** 59.9 (91) 52.9 (63) 70.4 (112) 77.1 (101) 80.6 (112)
Nutrition support and type provided (n = 93) (n = 7) (n = 8) (n = 49) (n = 9) (n = 20)
 Enteral 81.7 (76)a 57.1 (4) 100 (8) 77.6 (38) 66.7 (6) 100 (20)
 Parenteral 19.4 (18)** 71.4 (5) 0 (0) 22.4 (11) 22.2 (2) 0 (0)
 Supplemental 19.4 (18)** 42.9 (3) 75 (6) 2 (1) 11.1 (1) 35 (7)
  1. Patients could have received multiple types of nutrition support
  2. **indicates statistically significant difference across sites (p < 0.0001)
  3. aIndicates use of Fishers’ exact test rather than chi-square