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The facts are clear

The benefits of nutrition intervention in the hospital are visible across the spectrum of patient care.

  • 25% reduction in pressure ulcer incidence1
  • 14% fewer overall complications2
  • 28% decrease in avoidable readmissions3
  • 2-day reduction in average length of stay4,5

Research shows the connection between nutrition and improved patient outcomes such as reduced lengths of stay and fewer readmissions.3-5 Dive deeper into the four sections to learn more and help your hospital improve patient outcomes.

THE CHANGING HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE

Landscape

With the renewed focus on patient care quality, as well as containing costs, it is now more important than ever to seek new solutions to improve patient outcomes. Read articles that explain the changing healthcare landscape and the prevalence of malnutrition in patients admitted to hospitals.

RECOGNIZING MALNUTRITION


recognizing

The time is now to raise awareness about the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized adults and to address the critical need for healthcare providers to proactively incorporate nutrition practices throughout all aspects of hospital care. Find out how malnutrition is defined, recognized and measured in the hospital setting.

ADDRESSING MALNUTRITION


addressing

Discover the effects of nutrition on patient outcomes and learn how nutrition can support healing and reduce the risk of complications.

MANAGING POST-ACUTE MALNUTRITION RISK

managing

Nutrition intervention helps drive improved patient outcomes and may also reduce readmissions and complications. Learn how to manage nutrition in post-acute settings and how patients can benefit from prescriptive nutrition.

1Stratton RJ et al. Ageing Res Rev. 2005;4:422-450.
2Milne AC, et al.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15(2): CD003288.
3Gariballa S et al. Am J Med 2006; 119:693-699.
4Brugler L et al. J Qual Improv 1999; 25:191-206.
5Smith PE, et al. Healthcare Financial Management 1997;51:66-69.