This is the second of a 5-part series, Impact of Nutrition Care on Patient Outcomes. In this series, we will review original research that shows the impact nutrition care has on patient outcomes.
Most people know that malnutrition is prevalent in developing countries, but most don’t realize malnutrition is also common among the elderly in the United States. This is a growing problem, as the Census Bureau predicts there will be 92 million people over age 65 by 2060. Malnutrition in our elderly population is a serious issue, due to the associated adverse outcomes.