Holliday-Segar formula

Holliday-Segar formula

a method of estimating the daily caloric needs of the average hospital patient under conditions of bed rest, based on the body weight in kilograms of the patient. Beginning at 100 kcal/kg for an infant, the formula plots a curve to 1500 kcal plus 20 kcal/kg for each kilogram over 20 kg.