Priority 19 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the standard practice after malnutrition has been identified and is this carried out routinely and effectively? (JLA PSP Priority 19)
Overall ranking 19
JLA question ID 0085/19
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Elia M. The 'MUST' Report. Nutritional screening of adults: a multidisciplinary responsibility. Development and use of the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST') for adults.

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Actions undertaken by hospitals and community settings for patients with MUST 1 or 2 : what are staff actually doing and what could dietitians / health professionals advise to improve nursing/care staff taking relevant actions for MUST 1 and 2. ? ~ How do we ensure that people act on the results of screening? ~ Is there a care plan??   The treatment/help patients experience varies hugely in each patient group. What can be done to change the attitudes of professionals towards young women who struggle with malnutrition NOT through psychological eating disorders? ~ The so what questions.. does completing the assessment lead to improved nutritional intake and improved outcomes?
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