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.
Nursing Standard. 22, 12,35-38. doi: 10.7748/ns2007.11.22.12.35.c6242
Published in print: 28 November 2007Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review