Best-Practice Nutrition Care Improved Patient Outcomes and Lowers Cost of Care

Author(s): Refaat Hegazi, MD, PhD, MS, MPH, ABPNS

Abstract:

This article presents a stepwise strategy for nutrition care—a simple and efficient Nutrition Care Pathway. We show how to use this Care Pathway for patients with mild-to-moderate malnutrition risk, and we offer guidance for providing advanced care for individuals with severe and complicated nutrition needs. We also emphasize that use of the Nutrition Care Pathway begins in the hospital, but the need for nutrition care continues long after the patient leaves the hospital.
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