Malnutrition screening in hospitalised patients and its implication on reimbursement.

@article{Raja2004MalnutritionSI,
  title={Malnutrition screening in hospitalised patients and its implication on reimbursement.},
  author={Rajiv Raja and Ai Vee Lim and Yeong Phang Lim and Gary Aik Soon Lim and Suk Ping Chan and Charles Kien Fong Vu},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          176-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND Several studies have cited the incidence of malnutrition in hospitals, which is correlated to negative clinical outcomes, to be up to 60%. Data in Singapore, however, are scarce. Its impact on casemix funding is not known. AIMS The aims of the present study were to determine the prevalence of malnutrition, the predisposing risk factors and the impact of documentation and coding of malnutrition on casemix funding in a local population in Singapore. METHODS Patients admitted to… CONTINUE READING
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