Title

Update on use of enteral and parenteral nutrition in hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of malnutrition in the United States.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1002/ncp.10827

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malnutrition continues to be associated with outcomes in hospitalized patients.

METHODS: An updated review of national data in patients with a coded diagnosis of malnutrition (CDM) and the use of nutrition support (enteral nutrition [EN] and parenteral nutrition [PN]) was conducted using the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and Medicare Claims data.

RESULTS: Results demonstrated a growing trend in CDM accompanied by continued low utilization of PN and EN.

CONCLUSION: Underutilization of nutrition support may be due to product shortages, reluctance of clinicians to use these therapies, undercoding of nutrition support, strict adherence to published guidelines, and other factors.

Journal Title

Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Volume

37

Issue

1

First Page

94

Last Page

101

MeSH Keywords

Aged; Enteral Nutrition; Humans; Malnutrition; Medicare; Nutritional Support; Parenteral Nutrition; United States

Keywords

International Classification of Diseases; clinical coding; enteral nutrition; hospitalization; malnutrition; nutrition assessment; parenteral nutrition

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