Effect of nutritional status on use of health care resources by patients with chronic disease living in the community.

@article{Martyn1998EffectON,
  title={Effect of nutritional status on use of health care resources by patients with chronic disease living in the community.},
  author={Christopher N Martyn and Paul E. D. Winter and Steve Coles and Jackie Edington},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={1998},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={119-23}
}
The prevalence of malnutrition in patients with chronic disease living in the community in the UK is around 8%. Whether such patients experience greater morbidity and mortality or make increased use of health care resources is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate how the use of health care resources by patients with chronic disorders of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological systems varied by nutritional status. We used longitudinal data, collected since 1987, which… CONTINUE READING

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