Study was not sufficiently rigorous

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7051.230 (Published 27 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:230
  1. N J Everitt
  1. Senior registrar in surgery Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster DN2 5LT

    EDITOR,—Cornelia S Carr and colleagues have added to the evidence that enteral nutrition may be started soon after gastrointestinal surgery.1 The importance of anticipating the need for postoperative nutritional support cannot be underestimated, particularly when postoperative complications may delay oral intake. The content of this paper fails, however, to support its title and the key points listed.

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