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Prevalence of Malnutrition at a Swedish Hospital

2014-08-27 03:12:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The aim of the study is to describe the nutritional status among elderly patients admitted to hospital and to analyze the association with mortality and the costs of health care consumption. Further the aim is to analyze predictive factors for malnutrition.

The hypothesis is that malnourished patients have a higher mortality then well-nourished patients after three years.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Malnutrition

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Uppsala University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:16-0400

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