Enteral nutrition (EN) v parenteral nutrition (PN) for malnourished patients having surgery for gastrointestinal cancer†

Outcomes at dischargeENPNRRR (95% CI)NNT (CI)
Overall postoperative complications34%49%31% (10 to 48)7 (4 to 22)
RRI (CI)NNH (CI)
Adverse events35%14%153% (64 to 294)5 (4 to 9)
Mean difference (95% CI)
†Abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, mean difference, and CI calculated from data in article.
Mean length of postoperative stay (d)13.415.01.6 (0.5 to 2.7)