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JAMA. 1980 May 16;243(19):1906-8.

Nutritional support of the hospitalized patient. The team concept.

Abstract

Two groups of patients receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) were compared in a prospective study for a period of 24 months. The TPN in one group of 211 patients was exclusively managed by a nutrition support team. A variety of physicians managed the TPN of 164 patients in the other group. The complication rate of both groups was compared. The second group had a much higher incidence of all complications. The study concludes that a protocol strictly adhered to by knowledgeable persons is necessary for the proper administration of TPN in the hospitalized patient.

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6767864
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