Publish Date: April 2020
Author(s): Wendy Phillips


This article written by Wendy Phillips, MS, RD, CD, CNSC, CLE, NWCC, FAND, published in the April 2020 edition of Today’s Dietitian, discusses how the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii) is helping to improve patient outcomes while decreasing operating costs across participating hospital systems.

The article:

  • Reviews current data on costs related to hospital length of stay and the likelihood of patient readmission
  • Offers an overview of the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative
  • Summarizes the nutrition care process for malnutrition, from nutrition screening and assessment, to diagnosis, nutrition intervention and transitions of care
  • Provides links to a list of helpful references, including the National Blueprint, the MQii Toolkit, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ resource page, and ASPEN’s Malnutrition Solution Center
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