Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the nutritional management of patients with malnutrition.

Elia, M. et al. 2015. A systematic review of the cost and cost effectiveness of using standard oral nutritional supplements in community and care home settings

This systematic review highlights that the use of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) use in community and care homes produces an overall cost advantage. Many clinically relevant outcomes favouring ONS were reported: improved quality of life, reduced infections, reduced minor post-operative complications, reduced falls, and functional limitations. Of the cost-effectiveness analyses involving quality adjusted life years or functional limitations, most favoured the ONS group.