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Economy matters to fight against malnutrition: Results from a multicenter survey

Published inClinical nutrition, vol. 36, no. 1, p. 162-169
Publication date2017
Abstract

Background and aim: Malnutrition represents a serious health care threat, as it increases morbidity, mortality and health care cost. The effective screening and treatment with enteral (EN) or parenteral (PN) nutrition are the key elements of the policy called Optimal Nutrition Care for All (ONCA). The study tried to analyze the impact of the state's economy on the implementation of EN and PN to define its role in ONCA. Material and methods: an international survey in twenty two European countries was performed between January and December 2014. An electronic questionnaire was distributed to 22 representatives of clinical nutrition (PEN) societies. The questionnaire comprised questions regarding country economy, reimbursement, education and the use EN and PN. Return rate was 90.1% (n ¼ 20). Results: EN and PN were used in all countries surveyed (100%), but to different extent. The country's income significantly influenced the reimbursement for EN and PN (p < 0.05). It was also associated with

Keywords
  • Enteral nutrition, Parenteral nutrition, Disease-related malnutrition Reimbursement
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KLEK, Stanislaw et al. Economy matters to fight against malnutrition: Results from a multicenter survey. In: Clinical nutrition, 2017, vol. 36, n° 1, p. 162–169. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2015.10.010
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ISSN of the journal0261-5614
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