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Difference in Composite End Point of Readmission and Death Between Malnourished and Nonmalnourished Veterans Assessed Using Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Clinical Characteristics.

Authors
  • Hiller, Lynn D1
  • Shaw, Robert F2
  • Fabri, Peter J3
  • 1 1 Nutrition and Food Services, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • 2 2 Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
  • 3 3 University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2017
Volume
41
Issue
8
Pages
1316–1324
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607116668523
PMID: 27609494
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Malnutrition was an independent risk factor for readmission within 30 days or death within 90 days of discharge. Malnourished patients had higher rates of readmission, higher mortality rates, and longer lengths of stay and were more likely to be discharged to nursing homes.

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