Nutritional assessment. A practical approach.


The early identification of patients with existing malnutrition or those at risk of developing malnutrition, has important implications for both short and long term outcomes. A comprehensive nutritional assessment provides accurate baseline data from which calorie and protein goals are defined and a patient tailored nutrient prescription is generated. This article presents a rational, systematic approach to nutritional assessment, including 2 assessment tools, that can be applied to patients in any health care setting.

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@article{EvansStoner1997NutritionalAA, title={Nutritional assessment. A practical approach.}, author={N Evans-Stoner}, journal={The Nursing clinics of North America}, year={1997}, volume={32 4}, pages={637-50} }