Outcomes of continuous process improvement of a nutritional care program incorporating serum prealbumin measurements.

It has been reported that the risk of protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) for hospitalized patient populations can be as high as 50%. Left undiagnosed. PCM can lead to serious consequences, including increased morbidity and mortality. Visceral protein albumin is the traditional laboratory indicator of PCM. In the past few years, however, several other… CONTINUE READING