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The nutritional strategy: four questions predict morbidity, mortality and health care costs.

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Source
Clin Nutr. 2014 Aug;33(4):634-41
Publication Type
Article
Date
Aug-2014
Author
Randi J Tangvik
Grethe S Tell
John A Eisman
Anne Berit Guttormsen
Andreas Henriksen
Roy Miodini Nilsen
Jannike Øyen
Anette Hylen Ranhoff
Source
Clin Nutr. 2014 Aug;33(4):634-41
Date
Aug-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Body mass index
Energy intake
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Health Care Costs
Hospitalization - economics
Humans
Length of Stay - economics
Male
Malnutrition - economics - epidemiology
Middle Aged
Morbidity
Norway
Nutrition Assessment
Nutrition Surveys - economics
Nutritional Status
Prospective Studies
Questionnaires
Risk factors
Treatment Outcome
Weight Loss
Young Adult
Abstract
Nutritional care for hospital in-patients is potentially important but challenging.
To investigate the association between nutritional status and clinical outcomes.
Eight prevalence surveys were performed at Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, during 2008-2009. In total 3279 patients were classified as being at nutritional risk or not according to the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS 2002) tool. The initial four questions of NRS 2002 assess dietary intake, weight loss, body mass index (BMI) and illness severity.
The overall prevalence of nutritional risk was 29%. Adjusted mean days for hospitalisation was 8.3 days for patients at nutritional risk and 5.0 days for patients not at risk (p
PubMed ID
24094814 View in PubMed
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