publication . Article . 2016

strategy to fight against malnutrition in chronic patients with complex health needs

Burgos, Rosa; Joaquin, Clara; Blay, Carles; Ledesma, Albert; Figueiras, Guadalupe; Pérez-Portabella, Cleofe; Granados, Antonio; Gómez, Mª Dolores; González, Asunción; Sarquella, Esther; ...
Open Access
  • Published: 16 Dec 2016 Journal: International Journal of Integrated Care, volume 16, page 161 (eissn: 1568-4156, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press, Ltd.
Abstract
Disease-related malnutrition (DRM) is a prevalent condition amongst older people as well as patients in all healthcare settings around the world. Chronic patients with complex health needs (CPCHN defined as those with complex chronic conditions that involve multiple health requirements, complex social support needs, or both) are especially vulnerable to malnutrition. Malnutrition is associated with increased morbidity, a higher hospital admission and readmission rate, increased needs for social resources and even a high mortality. In Catalonia, CPCHN account for 3.5-5 % of the Catalan population (250,000 to 375,000 patients), and we have data pointing to a high ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Health Policy, Sociology and Political Science, Health(social science), Health care, business.industry, business, Nursing, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Public health, Integrated care, Health care quality, Social support, Social determinants of health, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, Population, education.field_of_study, education, chronic patients with complex needs; malnutrition; nutritional screening; social risc; integrated care
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publication . Article . 2016

strategy to fight against malnutrition in chronic patients with complex health needs

Burgos, Rosa; Joaquin, Clara; Blay, Carles; Ledesma, Albert; Figueiras, Guadalupe; Pérez-Portabella, Cleofe; Granados, Antonio; Gómez, Mª Dolores; González, Asunción; Sarquella, Esther; ...