ADDRESSING MALNUTRITION IN CANCER CARE WITH NUTRITION-FOCUSED QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS (QIPS) THAT SUPPORT VALUE-BASED PAYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

Publish Date: August 2020
Author(s): Mary Beth Arensberg, Suela Sulo and Susan Drawert

Abstract:

This article published August 8, 2020, in the open-access Journal of Clinical Nutrition and Food Science, describes the issue of malnutrition in cancer, outlines how nutrition-focused quality improvement programs (QIPs) can be developed and provides examples of two QIPs that included a cancer patient population, and finally identifies how nutrition-focused QIPs can align to support current and evolving US value-based payment programs.

Author Bios

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MARY BETH ARENSBERG, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND

Director, Health Policy and Programs
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute, Abbott Nutrition Division of Abbott
Columbus, Ohio
USA

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Suela Sulo, PhD, MS

Director, Global HEOR & Policy
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, Ohio
USA
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Susan Drawert, MEd, RDN

Director, Government Affairs
Abbott
Plymouth, MN
USA
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