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Malnutrition

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

Gomes, F. et al. 2019. Association of Nutritional Support With Clinical Outcomes Among Medical Inpatients Who Are Malnourished or at Nutritional Risk: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

In this updated systematic review and meta-analysis of 27 trials including 6803 patients, nutritional support provided during hospitalisation was associated with: Significantly lower rates of mortality (24% risk reduction) (primary study outcome) (P=0.03) Significantly lower nonelective hospital readmissions (secondary study outcome) (P=0.02) Higher energy and protein intake (secondary study outcome) Weight increase (secondary study outcome).