Healthcare Landscape and Benefits of Aggressive Nutrition Intervention in Hospital Systems in the Philippines

Publish Date: 2012
Author(s): Marianna Sioson, MD, DPBCN, MSCN

Abstract:

Some private and government healthcare systems in the Philippines have made great strides in addressing hospital malnutrition. Much of this change, according to Dr. Sioson, has been driven by the Philippine Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Despite having the lowest per capita government expenditure on healthcare in Southeast Asia, more healthcare providers are receiving nutrition training, and hospitals are increasingly using multidisciplinary nutrition support teams in patient care. Dr. Sioson states that the Medical City hospital in Manila exceeds basic international accreditation standards by conducting full nutrition assessments for all patients and providing each at-risk patient with a personalized nutrition care plan.
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Marianna Sioson, MD, DPBCN, MSCN

The Medical City Hospital, Philippines
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