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Did you know…?

Patients with malnutrition had 3 times greater length of stay and costs than patients who did not have a malnutrition diagnosis.[1]

Hospital patients on enteral nutrition often receive only 45-65% of the ordered nutrition.[2]

References:

  1. Corkins, M., Guenter, P., DiMario-Ghalili, R., Jensen, G., Malone, A., Miller, S., Patel, V., Plogsted, S., Resnick, H. Malnutrition Diagnoses in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Pareneteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2014. 38(2): 186-195.
  2. Parrish, C., McCray, S. Part I Enteral Feeding Barriers: Pesky Bowel Sounds & Gastric Residual Volumes. Practical Gastroenterology. 2019. 183: 35-50.