EN Has Tripled – Tuesday Tube Facts

EN Has Tripled – Tuesday Tube Facts


The use of nutrition through feeding tubes has nearly tripled between 1993 and 2014.*

In 1993, approximately 0.25% of all hospital discharges included a patient with a feeding tube. In 2014, that number increased to 0.72% – more than 255,000 people leaving the hospital with a feeding tube in place.*


*Guenter, P.; Read, J. “ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum.” American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2017:11.

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