2008 - Implementation of an evidence-based feeding guideline did not reduce mortality in intensive care units

Ferri, Mauricio; Adhikari, Neill
May 2009
ACP Journal Club;5/19/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 5, p11
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on whether the implementation of an evidence-based nutritional support guideline improves feeding practices and reduce mortality in patients in intensive care units (ICUs). The study, conducted on 1,118 adults who were recently admitted to the ICU and expected to stay >2 days and were not tolerating an oral diet, concluded that a multifaceted practice change strategy to implement an evidence-based nutritional support guideline improved feeding practices in ICUs.


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