Enteral Nutrition (EN) is a large, complex market, affecting patients across demographics. Yet, it has, historically, been a challenge to gather key information about its size, scope and reach. To address this, ASPEN developed ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum, a comprehensive report capturing the most recent data available on the use and practice of this life-saving clinical nutrition therapy.
The information contained in the report is intended to support anyone bringing EN to those who need it - clinicians and healthcare administrators, supply chain personnel, safety and regulatory organizations, payers, manufacturers and policy makers, among others.
In addition to identifying gaps in data, the report suggests ways to fill them with future research. It also outlines market drivers, challenges and trends, segmenting data by:
- Healthcare setting, from acute care hospitals, nursing homes and home care settings to long-term acute care hospitals, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
- Product type and delivery methods, accounting for details including tube types, formula mix, and administration methods.
- The intersection of EN and malnutrition, including how and when providers might prescribe this nutrition therapy to both acute and post-acute care patients.
The report is available for purchase here.