Adult password 20 12 2013 members
The NNN has previous experience of conducting region-wide audits with high response rates.10The aim of this study was to compare practice in the administration of PN in hospitals in the North of England to results of the recent NCEPOD study and whether there had been any improvements in care since that audit.
The hospitals in our region serve a population of ∼2.7 million people.
All members of the data collection team were given training in the use of the data collection tool via the NNN.As this work is audit, rather than research, a favourable ethical opinion from an NHS Research Ethics Committee (REC) was not required, in line with guidance from the NHS Health Research Authority.Statistical analysis was performed using two-tailed Fisher's exact test, SPSS, V.21 with a significance level for statistical comparison of p There were 10 participating centres and 192 proformas were returned (94 males, 98 females).The median age of patients was 65 years (range 18–96).The total number of PN days included in the audit was 2007 with the median duration of PN being 7 days (range 1–66).
This report has focused attention on the in-hospital use of PN within all parts of the UK.