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Compounded Nutritional Solutions - A Market Overview

Author(s):  Lima Hetty A

Issue:  Sep/Oct 1998 - Parenteral Nutrition Solutions
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Abstract:  Outpatient total parenteral nutrition solutions have been credited as the therapy responsible for creating the home infusion market. In this article, the author provides information about the size of this market, compounding guidelines, parenteral nutrition guidelines and enteral therapy. Tables provide information regarding projected growth in home infusion revenue for nutritional therapies, the average cost of nutritional therapies per patient per day and indications/diagnoses for parenteral and enteral nutrition. The author concludes that nutrition is an important building block that supports other therapies in the complex disease-state process and that knowledge of current and emerging practice guidelines in the field of nutrition allows the pharmacist to provide maximum care and nutritional benefit to patients while ensuring positive therapeutic outcomes.

Related Keywords: Amino, Parenteral, Tocolytics, TPN


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