The management of severe malnutrition: taking a broader view

Allen, Stephen; Lagunju, IkeOluwa
March 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p191
Academic Journal
The article presents the views of the author about the paper concerning the management of severe malnutrition in children. The author comments that the quality of care given to children in health institutions are compromised by staff and resource shortages. He points out that the responsibility for managing severe malnutrition in hospitals falls on pediatricians. He suggested that hospital-based pediatricians should focus more on recognizing the prevalence and predominant causes of malnutrition.


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