Hospitalized malnourished patients are at an increased risk for complications such as pressure ulcers, infections, and falls.[1]

Enteral nutrition can be used to prevent malnutrition.[2]

1. M. Isabel T.D. Correia, Refaat A. Hegazi, Takashi Higashiguchi, Jean-Pierre Michel, B. Ravinder Reddy, Kelly A. Tappenden, Mehmet Uyar, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Evidence-Based Recommendations for Addressing Malnutrition in Health Care: An Updated Strategy From the feedM.E. Global Study Group, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2014; 15(8); 544-550.

2. http://static.abbottnutrition.com/cms-prod/anhi.org/img/Enteral_Nutrition.pdf