Home artificial nutritional support: the value of the British Artificial Nutrition Survey

Citation
M. Elia et al., Home artificial nutritional support: the value of the British Artificial Nutrition Survey, CLIN NUTR, 20, 2001, pp. 61-66
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Endocrynology, Metabolism & Nutrition
Journal title
CLINICAL NUTRITION
ISSN journal
0261-5614 → ACNP
Volume
20
Year of publication
2001
Supplement
1
Pages
61 - 66
Database
ISI
SICI code
0261-5614(200106)20:<61:HANSTV>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
The British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS) was established in 1996 by t he British Association for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition to audit and re search nutritional care in hospital and the community, with the overall aim of improving the quality of nutritional support in patients with disease-r elated malnutrition. In this article the following information emerging fro m BANS is presented: growth and prevalence of artificial nutrition (enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition), clinical outcome of a wide range o f diagnoses receiving artificial nutrition in the community, an economic pe rspective on home artificial nutrition, and some ethical issues. This infor mation is used to illustrate how BANS can be of value in a wide range of he alth care activities, including health planning, health economics, clinical practice and patient care. (C) 2001 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.