"Better care through better nutrition: Value and effects of Medical Nutrition" (2018)
Malnutrition continues to go undetected and untreated, affecting people’s lives and posing a significant burden on the healthcare economy. However malnutrition is treatable and a growing body of evidence demonstrates the benefits of medical nutrition in addressing malnutrition.
Covering the full spectrum of medical nutrition, from oral nutrition supplements (ONS) to enteral tube feeding (ETF) and parenteral nutrition (PN), the MNI Medical Nutrition Dossier "Better care though better nutrition: value and effects of medical nutrition" addresses prevalence, causes and consequences of malnutrition, as well as the health and economic benefits of nutritional care.
With forewords from key stakeholders - ESPEN, EUGMS, ESPGHAN, EFAD and ENHA - this publication is a unique report of the evidence-base of the burden of malnutrition and of the value and effects of medical nutrition.
Data are provided, where possible, by healthcare setting (hospital, community), by age group (children, adult, elderly) and by patient group. The document includes a solid collation of guidelines and good practices related to the use of ONS, ETF and PN in the management of disease-related malnutrition.