Apr 12, 2022 | Tuesday Tube Facts
Did you know…?
Delivery of nutrition support to patients at nutrition risk could save the Medicare program up to $580 million per year by shortening the length of stay and complication avoidance.
- Tyler, R., Barrocas, A., Guenter, P., Araujo Torres, K., Bechtold, M.L., Chan, L.-N., Collier, B., Collins, N.A., Evans, D.C., Godamunne, K., Hamilton, C., Hernandez, B.J.D., Mirtallo, J.M., Nadeau, W.J., Partridge, J., Perugini, M., Valladares, A. and (2020), Value of Nutrition Support Therapy: Impact on Clinical and Economic Outcomes in the United States. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 44: 395-406. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.1768
Jan 12, 2022 | Tuesday Tube Facts
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An observational study found that in 416 patients, 31.7% were malnourished upon admission. Malnourished patients were significantly older (67.8 vs 57.6 years, P<.001) and had a lower BMI (26.2 vs 32.4 kg/m2, P<.001) than non malnourished patients.
Malnourished patients had higher odds of having a LOS ≥3 days (2.38 [95% CI 1.45-3.88], P<.001) and higher odds of readmitting within 30 days.
- Lengfelder, L., Mahlke, S., Moore, L., Zhang, X., Williams, G., III and Lee, J. (2022), Prevalence and impact of malnutrition on length of stay, readmission, and discharge destination. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.2322
Aug 6, 2019 | Tuesday Tube Facts
Addressing malnutrition early in the hospital reduced the average length of stay by 3.2 days in a Johns Hopkins study.*
This also provided a substantial cost savings of $1,514 per patient.*
* Tappenden, K., Quatrara, B., Parkhurst, M., Malone, A., Ganjiang, G.,
Ziegler, T. Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Auality of
Care: An Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital
Malnutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013; 37(4):