Ökonomische Aspekte der Mangelernährung

Several studies have reported an association with malnutrition and an increased risk of subsequent in-hospital morbidity and mortality. In a recent study at our institution up to 20% of gastroenterological patients were classified to be malnourished according the subjectiv global assesment (SGA) [Pirlich et al.]. Despite its high prevalence, malnutrition is often not recognised and not treated in the abscence of nutritional screening programs. Malnutrition results in higher hospital costs as a result of requiring a higher intensive of care or services, as well as longer length of stay [Ockenga et al. 2005]. In addition, nalnutrition increases health-care cost directly and indirectly and there is growing eveidence that treating malnutrition is economically beneficial [Waitzberg et al. 2004]. The current prospective study evaluates the malnutrition associated cost during hospital stay.
Head of Project:

PD DR. Johann Ockenga
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology CCM
Tel. 514034
Fax 514923
Additional Member of Project:

M. Freudenreich; PD Dr. M. Pirlich; K. Norman
Begin/End of Project:

10/2005 - 09/2008
Funded by:

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

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