Measuring nutritional risk in hospitals

  title={Measuring nutritional risk in hospitals},
  author={Henrik Hojgaard Rasmussen and Mette Holst and Jens Kondrup},
  booktitle={Clinical epidemiology},
About 20%-50% of patients in hospitals are undernourished. The number varies depending on the screening tool amended and clinical setting. A large number of these patients are undernourished when admitted to the hospital, and in most of these patients, undernutrition develops further during hospital stay. The nutrition course of the patient starts by nutritional screening and is linked to the prescription of a nutrition plan and monitoring. The purpose of nutritional screening is to predict the… CONTINUE READING