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Rationale: Riga East University Hospital serves over 70,000 inpatients with broad spectrum of different pathologies a year and is the largest hospital in Latvia. Aim of the study: to calculate costs of enteral and parenteral nutrition in the largest clinics of hospital for one inpatient during 2012 2014.
Methods: Routine statistical data from the department of statistics of hospital were used. We have assessed data about following clinics: Toxicology and Sepsis (T&S), Intensive care (IC), General surgery (GS), Surgical oncology (SO), Internal medicine (IM). As a cost indicator was chosen average cost in euro (€) of enteral and parenteral nutrition for one inpatient.
Results: In 2012 average cost of enteral and parenteral nutrition for one inpatient in the T&S was 23.02 €, IC 9.28 €, GS 0.52 €, SO 1.92 € and IM 0.68 €. During 2013 costs were as follows T&S 49.74 €, IC 11.63 €, GS 0.76 €, SO 2.47 €, IM 0.57 €. And in 2014 the costs were T&S 56.37 €, IC 11.79 €, GS 0.75 €, SO 2.78 €, IM 0.90 €. On average patients spent 4 days at IC, T&S and GS 5 6 days, and SO and IM 7 8 days.
Conclusion: The highest costs for artificial nutrition are at the T&S and IC clinics, but the lowest costs are at the GS and IM clinics. During 3-year period costs in the all clinics showed tendency to increase. Rise in costs may be due to increase of awareness about malnutrition among the physicians. Because of the high prevalence of malnutrition among inpatients spending on artificial nutrition at hospital should increase.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberMON-PP 191
Pages (from-to)S199
JournalClinical Nutrition
Issue numberSuppl.1
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015
Event37th ESPEN Congress - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sept 20158 Sept 2015
Conference number: 37

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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