TITLE

Management of malnutrition in older people within the hospital setting

AUTHOR(S)
Dunne, Annette
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
British Journal of Nursing;9/24/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 17, p1030
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Malnutrition is a major problem among older people in the UK, and one that frequently goes unrecognized and untreated. It impacts on the individual's quality of life and increases both length of stay in hospital and the risk of unsuccessful outcomes to treatment. This article discusses the prevalence of malnutrition, the role of screening and practical steps that can be taken to improve the nutritional management of older people within the hospital environment.
ACCESSION #
44391242

 

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