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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


ULIBARRI, J. I.  and  GRUPO DE TRABAJO DE DESNUTRICION DE SENPE et al. Recommendations for assessing the hyponutrition risk in hospitalised patients. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.4, pp.467-472. ISSN 1699-5198.

Given the frequency and clinical, social, and economic implications of hospital hyponutrition and the usual lack of sensibility before this problem from health care professionals, it seemed appropriate to create a working group within the Spanish Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (SENPE), which will lead to consensus recommendations on hyponutrition assessment among hospitalised patients. At a first stage, it seemed interesting to elaborate some recommendations on early and regular detection of hyponutrition among patients admitted to our hospitals. After carefully reviewing the screening methods published, the group considers that using screening methods should be recommended according to the possibilities at each centre in order to detect those patients that will further need a more complete evaluation of their nutritional status and, in case of necessary, to establish a nutritional action plan.

Keywords : Hospital hyponutrition; Nutritional status; Hospitalised patients.

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