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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG32/5
Question: What are the benefits of patients (in hospital or the community, including older people) identified as at high risk of malnutrition by a screening tool such as [The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool] (MUST) being offered either oral nutritional supplements compared with: a) dietary modification and/or food fortification; or b) dietary modification and/or food fortification together with dietary counselling, in terms of determining complications, survival, length of hospital stay, quality of life and cost effectiveness?
Page: 42
Any explanatory
notes (if applicable):
Why this is important:- This is an essential recommendation for research since there is insufficient evidence on the benefits of intervention used for oral nutrition support ΓΆβ?¬β?? in particular, the benefits of often first line treatment, for example food f

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Nutrition support in adults
Number: CG32
Date issued: Feb 2006

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: 0
Date this record updated: 04-05-2010

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