Protein-energy undernutrition and life-threatening complications among the hospitalized elderly

@article{Sullivan2002ProteinenergyUA,
  title={Protein-energy undernutrition and life-threatening complications among the hospitalized elderly},
  author={Dr. Dennis H. Sullivan and BS MelindaM.Bopp and Paula K Roberson},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={923-932}
}
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether elderly patients with protein-energy undernutrition at admission are at increased risk for subsequent life-threatening events after controlling for illness severity. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: University-affiliated Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. PATIENTS: Five hundred eighty-six nonterminal patients (mean age 74±6 [SD] years, 98% male, 86% white) with a length of stay of 3 days or more. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Life-threatening… CONTINUE READING

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