Nutrition Screening vs Nutrition Assessment: What's the Difference?

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Summary of "Nutrition Screening vs Nutrition Assessment: What's the Difference?"

Screening and assessment imply different processes, with the former indicating risk factors for a deprived nutrition condition and the latter providing the nutrition diagnosis. Both should be routinely performed at hospital admission according to recommended guidelines; however, this is not the reality worldwide, and undernutrition remains highly prevalent in the hospital setting. Therefore, the objective of the current review is to delve into the principles leading to nutrition status deficiencies and how they should be addressed by screening and assessment. A critical appraisal for the reasons associated with the misunderstanding between screening and assessing is proposed without further discussing the many available screening tools while approaching some of the assessment instruments.


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Name: Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
ISSN: 1941-2452
Pages: 884533617719669


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