Priority 1 from the Nutritional Screening and Malnutrition PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can early intervention be initiated in vulnerable groups to help prevent malnutrition? (JLA PSP Priority 1)
Overall ranking 1
JLA question ID 0085/1
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

Baldwin C, Kimber KL, Gibbs M, Weekes CE. Supportive interventions for enhancing dietary intake in malnourished or nutritionally at‐risk adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016(12).

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is early intervention in vulnerable groups beneficial? ~ Is malnutrition reactionary or is prevention recognised in at risk groups? ~ Whether it’s better to treat someone before they become malnourished and dehydrated or after because most doctors favour the latter! I want to know how early intervention can improve patient outcomes.
Submitted by 2 x healthcare professionals, 1 x patients
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