Data from the Office for National Statistics indicates that malnutrition and / or dehydration were factors contributing to the deaths of 828 patients in hospitals and care homes in England and Wales during 2015. The following piece explores the possible significance of these statistics.
Roberts, M. (2017). Starving to death on NHS wards? London: BBC Politics News / BBC Education News, January 9th 2017.
This relates to:
Deaths from dehydration and malnutrition, by place of death, England and Wales, 2014 to 2015 (User requested data). London / Newport [Gwent]: Office for National Statistics, January 9th 2017.
Nutritional Care Planning: An Outline for Elderly Hospitalised Patients
Possibly of interest, the following article provides a brief outline of the steps in planning nutritional care for hospitalised elderly patients:
Tripathy, S. (2019). Nutrition in the acutely ill elderly patients. Journal of Geriatric Care and Research (JGCR). June 2019. Vol.6(1): pp.26-30.