Malnutrition Overview

Significance of malnutrition relative to morbidity and mortality; 25-50% of hospitalized patients are malnourished usually caused by an imbalance between (deficient) intake and (excessive) utilization Consequences of malnutrition: Increases morbidity and mortality Takes wounds a longer time to heal Increased incidence of infection Greater frequency of complications Increased length of hospitalization and associated costs Factors … Continue reading