ORGANIZATION, METHODS, AND EXPERIENCE OF A PARENTERAL NUTRITION SERVICE
AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SURGERY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1978
Malnutrition is an important component of prolonged illness. Parenteral nutrition can improve nutritional status, and its use is now common practice in certain disease states. In this paper the methods used by a parenteral nutrition service are described. The indications for, results from, and complications of, this form of therapy are also documented. This has been done on the basis of results obtained from a prospective survey of the use of parenteral nutrition in a major hospital over a one-year period.