The effects of undernutrition in hospitalised patients
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The effects of undernutrition in hospitalised patients

Susan Holmes Director of research and development and professor of nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, Kent

The prevalence of undernutrition in hospitals is significant, affecting between 13% and 78% of acute care patients depending on the population studied. This article considers the causes and effects of undernutrition and identifies strategies to overcome it.

Correspondence susan.holmes@canterbury.ac.uk

Nursing Standard. 22, 12,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.11.22.12.35.c6242

Published in print: 28 November 2007

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