Malnutrition in older people--screening and management strategies

Renuka Visvanathan, Jonathan W Newbury, Ian Chapman
2004 Australian Family Physician  
Malnutrition in older people is not only common, but frequently overlooked. It can result in multiple medical complications, hospitalisation and even death. This article focusses on the consequences, pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of this clinical syndrome. Nonphysiological causes of malnutrition include social, psychological, medical and medication related factors. With vigilance, early screening and the institution of simple therapeutic measures of correcting nonphysiological
more » ... and following dietary guidelines for older people, the adverse effects of malnutrition may be minimised.
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