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From: Quality and safety impact on the provision of parenteral nutrition through introduction of a nutrition support team

Figure 2

The percentage of patients referred for parenteral nutrition (PN) where PN was not started increased after the introduction of the nutrition support team (NST). (a) Although the total number of referrals and the number of commenced PN courses increased, the percentage of referrals where PN was not started increased too. *P=0.03, Mantel–Haenszel χ2-test. (b) The percentage of referrals where PN was not started increased only among consultants who made less than 10 referrals per year. *P<0.05, year-by-year comparison, Mantel–Haenszel χ2-test. **P<0.001, infrequent referrers (<10 in all years) vs frequent referrers (10+ referrals in any one year), χ2-test. (c) The percentage of referrals where PN was not started only increased in specialties other than gastrointestinal (GI) surgery and gastroenterology. *P<0.05, year-by-year comparison, Mantel–Haenszel χ2-test.

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