malnutrition and prognosis in hospital patients

In a study looking at malnutrition as an independent predictor of 1-year mortality following acute illness, Gariballa and Forster studied four hundred and forty-live randomly selected hospitalised patient. Their nutritional status was assessed from anthropometric, haematological and biochemical data. Nutritional status was compared between survivors and non-survivors at baseline, 6 weeks and 6 months. Using…

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