Integrated Role of Nutrition Post-Hospital Discharge: Summary of a Scientific Roundtable Discussion

Publish Date: 4 November 2014

Abstract:

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.
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