A Nutrition-Focused Quality Improvement Program in Hospitalized Malnourished Patients

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Status

Completed

Conditions

Malnutrition

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Industry
Other

Identifiers

NCT03679832
HA32

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study includes pre and post-Quality Improvement Program groups. A nutrition-focused Quality Improvement Program will be implemented to assess the health and economic outcomes in malnourished hospitalized patients.

Enrollment

1,670 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Subject is at risk / malnourished, defined by an MST score ≥ 2 the first 24 hours post hospital admission
  • Patients are admitted for the following diagnoses: Respiratory, Digestive Surgery, Cardiology, General Internal Medicine (including Endocrinology), and Gastrointestinal
  • Patient is able to consume foods and beverages orally
  • Patients with life expectancy ≥ 30 days
  • Patient is literate and willing to voluntarily sign and date Informed Consent Form (ICF)

Exclusion criteria

  • Subject has severe dementia or delirium and has no dedicated caregiver who could assure their compliance with QIP study requirements
  • Subject has an eating disorder, history of significant neurological or psychiatric disorder, or other conditions that may interfere with study product consumption or compliance with study protocol procedures
  • Subject is known to be allergic or intolerant to any ingredient found in the study products
  • Subject is pregnant
  • Subject is intubated, receiving tube feeding or parenteral nutrition

Trial design

1,670 participants in 3 patient groups

Historical Group 1
Description:
Patients admitted at UMC between September 2015 and October 2016
Historical Group 2
Description:
Patients admitted at UMC between November 2016 and up to the beginning of the QIP
Nutrition-Focused QIP
Description:
Patients admitted at UMC that meet eligibility criteria and prospectively enrolled into QIP including malnutrition screening, nutrition consultation, expedited provision of oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) and encouragement of ONS consumption 30-days post discharge

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