Hospital malnutrition: the Brazilian national survey (IBRANUTRI): a study of 4000 patients.

  title={Hospital malnutrition: the Brazilian national survey (IBRANUTRI): a study of 4000 patients.},
  author={Dan Linetzky Waitzberg and Waleska Teixeira Caiaffa and Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia},
  volume={17 7-8},
OBJECTIVE We assessed nutrition status and prevalence of malnutrition in hospital patients as determined by the Subjective Global Assessment Form, awareness of patients' nutrition status by health teams, and the use of nutrition therapy. METHODS We enrolled 4000 hospital patients at least 18 y old who were covered by the Brazilian public health care system in a cross-sectional, multicenter epidemiologic study. We used Student's t and chi-square tests for univariate and multiple logistic… CONTINUE READING
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