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Addressing Malnutrition in the Hospital: The Physician Nutrition Evaluation

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Authors: Michael Rothkopf, MD, Stephen McClave, MD, Robert Martindale, MD, PhD, Ryan Hurt, MD, PhD

Malnutrition is a common condition, affecting up to 67% of hospitalized adults in the United States. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and higher readmission rates. Detecting and treating malnutrition has been shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.

This module reviews the fundamentals of the physician nutrition evaluation and the management of malnutrition.

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