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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG32/2
Question: What are the benefits to patients of a nutritional screening programme (using a simple tool such as the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' [MUST]) compared with not screening people in: a) primary care (attending GP clinics); b) care homes; c) hospital inpatients; d) hospital outpatients; e) patients with dementia in terms of determining the number of people at risk of malnutrition, complications, survival, hospital admission rates, length of stay, quality of life and cost effectiveness?
Page: 41
Any explanatory
notes (if applicable):
Why this is important:- There is no clear evidence available as to whether screening is really beneficial or how it should be carried out. With the lack of evidence [NICE has] considered in detail this problem and [has] instead carefully developed consens

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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