How can screening for malnutrition among hospitalized patients be improved? An automatic e-mail alert system when admitting previously malnourished patients.

@article{Giovannelli2015HowCS,
  title={How can screening for malnutrition among hospitalized patients be improved? An automatic e-mail alert system when admitting previously malnourished patients.},
  author={Jonathan Giovannelli and Vincent Coevoet and Chlo{\'e} Vasseur and Audrey Gheysens and Blandine Basse and François Houyengah},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={868-73}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Screening for malnutrition is not often done in the management of hospitalized patients. An original computer tool was developed at the Dunkerque hospital to detect readmissions of patients with malnutrition during a previous stay and generate e-mail alerts to the nutrition department. The aim of the study was to describe and evaluate this tool and the activity of the nutrition department in connection with the alerts sent. METHODS The number of alerts sent, dietary… CONTINUE READING

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