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Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative (MQii)

The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition was founded in 2013 with support from Abbott Nutrition and leading associations including the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

The Alliance was formed to raise awareness about the positive impact proper nutrition has

on patient outcomes and provide clinicians with tools and resources to advocate for effective nutrition practices in their organisations.

While the Alliance has culminated, Abbott and its partners remain committed to ending malnutrition in the hospital and community through other collaborations and initiatives.

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Nutrition-Focused Quality Improvement Program Results in Significant Readmission and Length of Stay Reductions for Malnourished Surgical Patients

Up to 50% of patients are at risk/malnourished upon hospi-tal admission. Surgical patients in particular are vulnerableto a decline in nutrition status during hospitalization. Theclinical implications of our findings are the following: (1)validated malnutrition risk screening and immediate oralnutrition supplement use can improve readmission ratesand length of stay in at-risk hospitalized surgical patients(lowered readmission rates and shorter length of stay), and(2) expanded nutrition education and training is needed.

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