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Identification of nutrition risk in hospitalised older adults at North Shore and Waitakere hospitals, Auckland, New Zealand

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posted by WM Admin on 22 June 2015


Julia Buhs-Catterall

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Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics thesis, Massey University, Albany

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The author investigated the prevalence of nutrition risk among older adults in the Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation (AT&R) wards at North Shore and Waitakere Hospitals. The author concludes that "... a high prevalence of older adults admitted to AT&R wards may be at nutrition risk. This highlights the importance of patients being screened for nutrition risk on admission to AT&R wards, since poor nutrition status has far-reaching consequences. Patients can then be promptly referred to a dietitian for nutrition intervention to improve patient outcomes".

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