Date of this Version

10-1-2013

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Journal Article

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Agarwal, E., Ferguson, M., Banks, M., Batterham, M., Bauer, J., Capra, S., & Isenring, E. (2013). Malnutrition and poor food intake are associated with prolonged hospital stay, frequent readmissions, and greater in-hospital mortality: Results from the nutrition care day survey 2010. Clinical Nutrition, 32(5), 737-745. doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2012.11.021

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0261-5614

Abstract

Background & aims:

The Australasian Nutrition Care Day Survey (ANCDS) ascertained if malnutrition and poor food intake are independent risk factors for health-related outcomes in Australian and New Zealand hospital patients.

Methods:

Phase 1 recorded nutritional status (Subjective Global Assessment) and 24-h food intake (0, 25, 50, 75, 100% intake). Outcomes data (Phase 2) were collected 90-days post-Phase 1 and included length of hospital stay (LOS), readmissions and in-hospital mortality.

Results:

Of 3122 participants (47% females, 65±18 years) from 56 hospitals, 32% were malnourished and 23% consumed≤25% of the offered food. Malnourished patients had greater median LOS (15 days vs. 10 days, p

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