respiratory

One overlooked factor is driving unplanned hospital readmissions

All patients should undergo nutrition screening on admission to hospital because malnutrition is an overlooked factor in driving readmissions, South Australian researchers say. Patients who screen positive for malnutrition have an almost 40% higher risk of early readmission (odds ratio 1.39), a retrospective study of more than 26,000 admissions at two tertiary hospitals throughout 2016 ...

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