UK Nutrition Screening Survey: Malnutrition in the Community (BAPEN)

Summary

The fourth annual nutritional screening report, from the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), reveals that malnutrition is a potential problem amongst younger as well as older people.

The report indicates the need for consistent and integrated strategies to detect, prevent and treat malnutrition across all care settings (not simply in hospitals). The presence of malnutrition on admission to hospitals indicates that it often develops in the community and that there remains a risk on discharge back into the community. It is important to consider strategies to prevent and treat malnutrition before admission to institutions.

Read more: BAPEN: Malnutrition in the Community – One Quarter of Young Adults At Risk.

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Reference

Russell, CA. and Elia, M. (2012). Nutrition screening survey in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2011: a report by the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN); hospitals, care homes and mental health units. Nutrition screening week survey and audit. (main data collection: 5-7 April 2011). London: British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), March 2012.

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