The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) has created the most comprehensive report ever compiled on the topic of enteral nutrition (EN). It accurately captures the use and practice of this therapy across the US healthcare continuum over the past several years from available sources including government agencies, payers, current literature, and organization surveys.
The report is intended to be a thorough review of available resources for those looking to better understand the reach and impact of EN. It serves as a resource for clinicians, healthcare administrators, supply chain personnel, safety and regulatory organizations, payers, manufacturers, and policy makers.
In additional outlining EN market drivers, challenges, and trends, the report segments data by:
- Healthcare settings: Incorporating information from acute care hospitals, nursing homes, home care settings, long-term acute care hospitals, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
- Product type and delivery methods: Accounting for specifics such as tube types, formula mix, and administration methods.
- Malnutrition and EN: Providing information collected in acute care hospitals and post-acute care.