Priority 14 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is malnutrition getting worse over time and is this related to poverty and affordability? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0085/14
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Elia M. The cost of malnutrition in England and potential cost savings from nutritional interventions. Malnutrition Action Group of BAPEN and the National Institute for Health Research Southampton Biomedical Research Centre. 2015.

Health Research Classification System category Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Are we seeing a widening of deprivation gap due to inequity of access? ~ Why is it getting worse instead of better?  Is it the increasing elderly population and dementia? ~ How to recognize when low food intake is a symptom of a bigger issue, eg social isolation, depression? ~ Are there any proven successful models that link general advice with specific disease-related advice (eg heart or cancer) ~ Is there a trend that needs to be highlighted to work toward prevention?
Submitted by  3 x healthcare professional 1 x carer
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0085
PSP name Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 81  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 7 June 2019