ESPEN 2013 Symposium

The European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism August 31, 2013,
Leipzig, Germany
Economic Burden of Malnutrition: Evidence for Nutrition Intervention

Julia Thornton Snider, PhD
Research Economist, Precision Health Economics, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) provides a means of quantifying the burden of malnutrition and assessing the value of nutrition interventions through observational studies with real-world applicability. New evidence shows that oral nutritional supplement (ONS) use leads to a decrease in episode cost and length of stay, and lowers 30-day readmission rates.

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