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Nutrition support in adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition [CG32]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Recommendation: 1.2.6

Screening should assess body mass index (BMI) and percentage unintentional weight loss and should also consider the time over which nutrient intake has been unintentionally reduced and/or the likelihood of future impaired nutrient intake. The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), for example, may be used to do this.

What was measured: Proportion of patients admitted to a gastroenterology ward who had a completed screening for malnutrition on admission using The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST).
Data collection end: November 2012
36%
Number that met the criteria: 10 / 28
Area covered: Local
Source: Tate DJ, Black C & Hollywood C (2013) Rapid and cost effective interventions in the nutritional management of patients at a large district general hospital lead to significant improvements in service and patient care. Gut, Vol 62 suppl 2 ,p A10



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