Nutritional Advice in Common Clinical Situations

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Date Published:
08 March 2018
Last updated: 
08 March 2018

The incidence of under nutrition among patients admitted to hospitals in UK is around 28% and is 25% greater in older subjects [1]. Because those with under nutrition have longer lengths of stay, the corresponding prevalence is nearer 40% [2]. In care homes, 30% of residents were found to be undernourished [1].  Under nutrition is poorly detected by nursing and medical staff [2].