Evid Based Nurs 3:23 doi:10.1136/ebn.3.1.23
  • Treatment

Review: supplemented enteral nutrition reduces infectious complications and length of hospital stay in patients with critical illness

Supplemented enteral nutrition v standard enteral nutrition in patients with critical illness*

Weighted event rates
Outcome Supplemented Standard RRR (95% CI) NNT (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, CI, and NNT calculated from data in article.
Infectious complications 18.4% 28.6% 36% (16 to 51) 10 (7 to 23)

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