Priority 21 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Can good nutrition, nutritional support and nutritional intervention lead to health improvements and decreased length of stay in hospital? (JLA PSP Priority 21)
Overall ranking 21
JLA question ID 0085/21
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Correia MITD, Waitzberg DL. The impact of malnutrition on morbidity, mortality, length of hospital stay and costs evaluated through a multivariate model analysis. Clin Nutr. 2003;22(3):235-9.

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What role does nutrition play in preventing stroke and fragility fracture in the elderly and can nutritional support accelerate recovery from these conditions? ~ Relative malnourishment in the hospital population. How may that impact on length of stay, readmission rates etc? ~ How do the various ways of treatment impact in terms of muscle, strength & functionality - these are the important questions ~ The short and long term health effects of malnutrition, overall and by group, should also be considered.
Submitted by  14 x healthcare professional, 2 x patient, 1 x other
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