PhilSPEN Online Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

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(Article 130 | POJ_0122) January 2019 - June 2019

Abstract Presentation

Submitted: March 10, 2012 | Posted: April 1, 2019

Title: Cost comparison between enteral and parenteral nutrition usage in ICU patients for the first 5-days

Author(s): Manuales G, Lacuesta L, Paguia G, and Llido L

Institution where study was conducted: Clinical Nutrition Service, St. Luke’s Medical Center, E. Rodriguez Ave, Quezon City

Cost effectiveness, enteral, parenteral nutrition, ICU

Objectives: To show the cost-effectiveness of utilizing enteral versus parenteral nutrition in the ICU with the main goal of establishing adequateness of nutrition therapy

Methodology: Total number of ICU patients = 10. The total number of enteral nutrition who were also given parenteral nutrition was summarized.

Results: Enteral nutrition reached 34,773 kcal which was two times that of parenteral nutrition which reached 14,332 kcal. When the costs were converted to pesos the total enteral nutrition cost reached Php 12,866.20 while that of parenteral nutrition reached Php 36,262.24. The overall cost difference was 36,262.24 divided by 12,866.2 which was 35% less in enteral nutrition compared to that of parenteral nutrition.

35% less expense with enteral nutrition

Conclusion: A 35% reduction of enteral nutrition expense was observed when enteral nutrition was utilized together with that of parenteral nutrition.