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Malnutrition

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

Elia, M. et al. 2016. A systematic review of the cost and cost effectiveness of using standard oral nutritional supplements in the hospital setting

This systematic review demonstrates the cost and cost effectiveness of using standard oral nutritional supplements (ONS) in the hospital setting. The mean cost saving was ~12% and was associated with significantly improved outcomes such as reduced mortality, reduced complications and reduced length of hospital stay.