Nutritional assessment and length of hospital stay

Kyle, Ursula G.; Coss-Bu, Jorge A.
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, p1831
Academic Journal
In this article, the authors discuss the aspects of nutritional assessment and screening and the effect of the length of hospital stay to the health status of patients. It states that diseases such as anorexia and asthenia are associated with poor intake of food which result in gastrointestinal function that affects nutritional assessment. Furthermore, it says that maintenance of the nutritional status of patients will improve clinical outcomes which will help contain the costs of health care.


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