Update on use of enteral and parenteral nutrition in hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of malnutrition in the United States.
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.
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Aged; Enteral Nutrition; Humans; Malnutrition; Medicare; Nutritional Support; Parenteral Nutrition; United States
International Classification of Diseases; clinical coding; enteral nutrition; hospitalization; malnutrition; nutrition assessment; parenteral nutrition
Guenter P, Blackmer A, Malone A, et al. Update on use of enteral and parenteral nutrition in hospitalized patients with a diagnosis of malnutrition in the United States. Nutr Clin Pract. 2022;37(1):94-101. doi:10.1002/ncp.10827