Poor nutritional status of older subacute patients predicts clinical outcomes and mortality at 18 months of follow-up

@article{Charlton2012PoorNS,
  title={Poor nutritional status of older subacute patients predicts clinical outcomes and mortality at 18 months of follow-up},
  author={Karen Charlton and Christine Nichols and Sue Bowden and Mirjana. MILOSAVLJEVI{\'c} and Kim Lambert and Lissette Barone and Michelle Mason and Marijka J Batterham},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={1224-1228}
}
Background/Objectives:Older malnourished patients experience increased surgical complications and greater morbidity compared with their well-nourished counterparts. This study aimed to assess whether nutritional status at hospital admission predicted clinical outcomes at 18 months follow-up.Subjects/Methods:A retrospective analysis of N=2076 patient admissions (65+ years) from two subacute hospitals, New South Wales, Australia. Analysis of outcomes at 18 months, according to nutritional status… CONTINUE READING
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