[Assessment of nutritional risks among elderly hospitalized patients - which body mass index and degree of weight loss should be considered?].

The "Subjective Global Assessment", the "Nutrition Risk Score" and a Danish counterpart are simple screening methods to detect patients at risk of nutrition-related complications. The cut-off points used in the screening are a body mass index (BMI) less than 20 kg/m2 (or 18.5 kg/m2 in the Danish version) and weight loss of more than 5% during the last month… CONTINUE READING