What is the NUTRIC Score?
The Nutrition Risk in Critically ill (NUTRIC) score is the first nutritional risk assessment tool developed and validated specifically for ICU patients (1). The recognition that not all ICU patients will respond the same to nutritional interventions was the main concept behind the NUTRIC score, as most other risk scores and assessment tools consider all critically ill patients to be at high nutrition risk. Below is a summary of the components of the NUTRIC score.
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Co-morbidities - click the image below to expand the list of co-morbidities used in the NUTRIC Score.
To date, there are three publications on the NUTRIC score:
1) Heyland DK, Dhaliwal R, Jiang X, Day AG. Identifying critically ill patients who benefit the most from nutrition therapy: the development and initial validation of a novel risk assessment tool. Crit Care. 2011;15(6):R268.
2) Rahman A, Hasan RM, Agarwala R, Martin C, Day AG, Heyland DK. Identifying critically-ill patients who will benefit most from nutritional therapy: Further validation of the "modified NUTRIC" nutritional risk assessment tool. Clin Nutr. 2016;35(1):158-62.
3) Rosa M, Heyland DK, Fernandes D, Rabito EI, Oliveira ML, Marcadenti A. Translation and adaptation of the NUTRIC Score to identify critically ill patients who benefit the most from nutrition therapy. Clin Nutr. 2016;14:31-36.
4) Mukhopadhyay A, Henry J, Ong V, Leong CS, Teh AL, van Dam RM, Kowitlawakul Y. Association of modified NUTRIC score with 28-day mortality in critically ill patients. Clin Nutr. 2016. (Epub).