publication . Article . 2014

State of malnutrition in hospitals of Ecuador

Gallegos Espinosa, Sylvia; Nicolalde Cifuentes, Marcelo; Santana Porbén, Sergio;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2014 Journal: Nutrición Hospitalaria (issn: 0212-1611, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arán Ediciones, S. L.
Abstract
Rationale: Hospital malnutrition is a global health problem affecting 30-50% of hospitalized patients. There are no estimates of the size of this problem in Ecuadorian hospitals. Hospital malnutrition might influence the quality of medical assistance provided to hospitalized populations. Objectives: To estimate the current frequency of malnutrition among patients admitted to Ecuadorian public hospitals. Materials and methods: The Ecuadorian Hospital Malnutrition Study was conducted between November 2011 and June 2012 with 5,355 patients (Women. 37.5%; Ages ≥ 60 years. 35.1%; Length of stay ≤ 15 days. 91.2%) admitted to 36 public hospitals located in the prominen...
Subjects
free text keywords: Hospital malnutrition, Length of stay, Epidemiology. Cancer, Subjective Global Assessment, Desnutrición hospitalaria, Estadía hospitalaria, Epidemiología, Cáncer, Encuesta Subjetiva Global, Nutritional diseases. Deficiency diseases, RC620-627
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