Hospital malnutrition in children: what are the challenges?

Renee Blaauw

Abstract


Hospital malnutrition can be regarded as a universal problem. It is highly prevalent in the young,1 in acute2 and chronic1 disease conditions and in developed1 as well as developing2 countries. It is associated with many adverse outcomes, including prolonged ICU1 and hospital length of stay,1,3,4,5 prolonged ventilation days,1 increased number of complications,1,3,4,5 increased costs,3,5,6 increased number of re-admissions,3 and ultimately, increased mortality.1,6

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