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Ideal Body Weight

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Calculation of a patient’s ideal body weight, using their height. This formula is only an approximation, and is only applicable for patients who are 60 inches (5 feet) or taller.

All calculations must be confirmed before use. The authors make no claims of the accuracy of the information contained herein; and these suggested doses are not a substitute for clinical judgement.

Last reviewed: July 14, 2015.

Topics: Critical Care