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Table 2 Postoperative day that ‘free oral fluids’ were ordered by the surgical team

From: Perioperative intravenous fluid prescribing: a multi-centre audit

Perioperative day Number of patients (%)
Immediately postoperative 185 (42.9)
Day 1 65 (15.1)
Day 2 15 (3.5)
Day 3 10 (2.3)
Day 4 or after 14 (3.2)
Not recorded in notes 142 (32.9)