Evid Based Nurs 8:116 doi:10.1136/ebn.8.4.116
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Protein energy supplementation of usual hospital diet did not improve outcomes in inpatients with recent stroke

Usual hospital diet plus oral protein energy supplements v usual hospital diet alone in patients admitted with recent stroke*

Outcomes at median 6.7 months Supplements No supplements RRI (95% CI) NNH
*Composite endpoint  =  all cause mortality or poor outcome defined as modified Rankin scale scores 3–5 (range 0–5). Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRI, RRR, NNH, NNT and CI calculated from data in article.
Composite endpoint 59% 58% 1.5% (−3.6 to 6.9) Not significant
All cause mortality 12% 13% 5.2% (−11.8 to 19.6) Not significant

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