ANZICS CTG Endorsed Study


Study Description

To determine the role of nutrition in recovery from critical illness, current practice must first be understood. However, no benchmarking process currently exists for nutrition practice during critical illness. This vital gap requires addressing.

Previously, the International Nutrition Survey (INS) provided a national and international benchmarking opportunity for nutrition during critical illness(1). Conducted 5 times between 2007 and 2014, the information from this survey provided participating sites with data about their nutrition practice and informed the wider community about practices in the area. This process ceased in 2014 and was changed into a registry based randomised controlled trial(2). Moreover, no nutrition benchmarking has ever been performed in the post-ICU period of critical illness, and while relatively unexplored, this may be a crucial time for nutritional rehabilitation.

Management Committee

Emma Ridley, Kate Ainscough, Michael Bailey, Rebecca Baskett, Alison Bone, Lewis Campbell, Eleanor Capel, Lee-ann Chapple, Andrew Cheng, Adam Deane, Ra`eesa Doola, Suzie Ferrie

Administering Institution


Sample Size

413 patients

Project Status 





Emma Ridley email