LATEST EVIDENCE OF NUTRITION SUPPLEMENTATION IN LEAN BODY MASS, HEALTH, AND RECOVERY
M. Isabel Correia, MD, PhD
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, School of Medicine
Gastrointestinal Surgical Department
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dr. Correia presents the current state of consensus in nutrition intervention guidelines and protocols, and then highlights institutional success in implementation of a nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Program (QIP). The QIP is associated with improvement of several important clinical outcomes, including a reduction in both length of stay and 30-day readmissions in hospitalized patients. The evidence from real world clinical practice clearly supports nutrition intervention.