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Table 4 Clinical outcome

From: Estimation of energy requirements for mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients using nutritional status

  Underfeeding (n = 15) Appropriate feeding (n = 20) Overfeeding (n = 19)
APACHE II score (day 1) 19.9 ± 5.2 17.4 ± 4.0 17.7 ± 3.9
APACHE II score (day 14) 19.1 ± 7.0 17.3 ± 4.6 16.3 ± 5.0
Length of hospital stay (days) 79.2 ± 50.5 77.3 ± 69.1 74.1 ± 25.0
Length of intensive care unit stay (days) 45.2 ± 25.0 39.1 ± 19.9 31.0 ± 6.6
Length of ventilatory dependence (day) 65.2 ± 48.3 53.5 ± 28.1 58.0 ± 16.8
  1. APACHE, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation.