INTEGRATED ROLE OF NUTRITION POST-HOSPITAL DISCHARGE:
SUMMARY OF A SCIENTIFIC ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONKarim Godamunne, MD, MBA, CMO; Luke Hansen, MD, MHS; Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD; Andie Melendez, MSN, RN; Maria Isabel Correia, MD, PhD; Marian A.E. de van der Schueren, PhD, RD; Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Robert Miller, PhD; Refaat Hegazi, MD, PhD; Menghua Luo, MD, PhD
This article summarizes a roundtable discussion from leaders in nutrition and healthcare on how nutrition care can be integrated in post-hospital discharge care. The current healthcare landscape, challenges in post-discharge care, and the importance of standardized policies for nutrition care in improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare costs are presented. Barriers including the lack of awareness, time, resource, and training should be appraised for successful implementation of standardized nutrition policies.