Protein-energy malnutrition in elderly medical patients.

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate (1) the prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition in elderly patients; (2) the changes in nutritional status during the hospital stay; and (3) (main objective) the relationship between simple nutritional parameters and short-term in-hospital mortality. DESIGN Prospective time series at admission and on the 15th day of… (More)

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