Clinical and economic outcomes of nutrition interventions across the continuum of care

de van der Schueren, Marian, Elia, Marinos, Gramlich, Leah, Johnson, Michael P., Lim, Su Lin, Philipson, Tomas, Jaferi, Azra, & Prado, Carla M. (2014) Clinical and economic outcomes of nutrition interventions across the continuum of care. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1321(1), pp. 20-40.

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Optimal nutrition across the continuum of care plays a key role in the short- and long-term clinical and economic outcomes of patients. Worldwide, an estimated one-quarter to one-half of patients admitted to hospitals each year are malnourished. Malnutrition can increase healthcare costs by delaying patient recovery and rehabilitation and increasing the risk of medical complications. Nutrition interventions have the potential to provide cost-effective preventive care and treatment measures. However, limited data exist on the economics and impact evaluations of these interventions. In this report, nutrition and health system researchers, clinicians, economists, and policymakers discuss emerging global research on nutrition health economics, the role of nutrition interventions across the continuum of care, and how nutrition can affect healthcare costs in the context of hospital malnutrition.

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ID Code: 77685
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: malnutrition; hospitalization; health economics; health care; patient outcomes
DOI: 10.1111/nyas.12498
ISSN: 0077-8923
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 New York Academy of Sciences
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2014 22:00
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015 09:30

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