Prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind trial of the costs and consequences of systematic nutrition team follow-up over 12 mo after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

@article{Scott2005ProspectiveRC,
  title={Prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind trial of the costs and consequences of systematic nutrition team follow-up over 12 mo after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.},
  author={F. Eugene Scott and Roger Beech and Fiona Smedley and Lynne Timmis and Elizabeth Stokes and Peter Edward Jones and Christine Roffe and Timothy E. Bowling},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 11-12},
  pages={
          1071-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed the economic and clinical implications of systematic long-term nutrition team follow-up of patients after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. METHODS We designed a prospective, randomized, controlled, single-blind trial in a large district hospital and its catchment area. All adult patients referred for a gastrostomy were eligible and randomized into two groups. The intervention group had regular follow-up by the nutrition team (weekly in hospital, monthly after… CONTINUE READING

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Prospective , randomized , controlled , single - blind trial of the costs and consequences of systematic nutrition team follow - up over 12 mo after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

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