Impact of a Nutrition Quality Improvement Program on Outcomes of Malnourished Patients

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Status

Completed

Conditions

Malnutrition

Treatments

Other: Quality Improvement Program

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other
Industry

Identifiers

NCT03011944
HA25

Details and patient eligibility

About

A nutrition-focused QIP will be implemented as standard of care at select branches of the home health division of the health care system. The QIP will be comprised of three groups of patients, Group 1 will consist of hospitalized, at-risk/malnourished patients being discharged to home health, Group 2 will consist of outpatients at-risk/malnourished patients enrolled in home health and Group 3 will consist of SNF, at-risk/malnourished patients being discharged to home health. Groups will be followed for 90 days post enrollment. The QIP groups will be compared to historical controls, concurrent controls, and matched concurrent controls across other sites within the health system.

Enrollment

1,546 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Admitted to home health from within the healthcare system's hospitals, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or outpatient clinics
  • Patient is screened positive for malnutrition during hospital stay and/or by home health nutrition screening tool upon enrollment into home health
  • Patient is able to consume foods and beverages orally and the physician has not indicated otherwise

Exclusion criteria

  • Enrollment to home health from a hospital, SNF or outpatient clinic not affiliated with the healthcare system
  • Patient is pregnant
  • Patient is intubated, receiving tube feeding or parenteral nutrition
  • Patient has severe dementia or delirium
  • History of significant psychiatric disorder
  • Any other disorder that may interfere with QIP product consumption or compliance with QIP protocol procedures as per the admitting clinicians
  • Subject has stated an allergy or intolerance to any of the ONS ingredients
  • Patients receiving hospice care

Trial design

1,546 participants in 2 patient groups

Quality Improvement Program
Description:
This group will consist of hospitalized and SNF, at-risk/malnourished patients being discharged to home health and outpatients at-risk/malnourished patients enrolled in home health.
Treatment:
Other: Quality Improvement Program
Control
Description:
This group will consist of historical controls, concurrent controls, and matched concurrent controls across other sites within the health system.

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