Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorMilte, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorRatcliffe, Julie
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Michelle Deanne
dc.contributor.authorCrotty, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-16T03:35:13Z
dc.date.available2014-07-16T03:35:13Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.citationMilte RK, Ratcliffe J, Miller MD, Crotty M. Economic evaluation for protein and energy supplementation in adults: opportunities to strengthen the evidence. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition . 2013 Dec;67(12):1243-50.en
dc.identifier.issn0954-3007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/27812
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the Publisher's policy.en
dc.description.abstractMalnutrition is a costly problem for health care systems internationally. Malnourished individuals require longer hospital stays and more intensive nursing care than adequately nourished individuals and have been estimated to cost an additional £7.3 billion in health care expenditures in the United Kingdom alone. However, treatments for malnutrition have rarely been considered from an economic perspective. The aim of this systematic review was to identify the cost effectiveness of using protein and energy supplementation, as a widely used intervention to treat adults with and at risk of malnutrition. Papers were identified that included economic evaluations of protein or energy supplementation for the treatment or prevention of malnutrition in adults. While the variety of outcome measures reported for cost effectiveness studies made synthesis of results challenging, cost benefit studies indicated that the savings for the health system could be substantial due to reduced lengths of hospital stay and less intensive use of health services after discharge. In summary the available economic evidence indicates that protein and energy supplementation in treatment or prevention of malnutrition provides an opportunity to improve patient wellbeing and lower health system costs.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.rights© 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limiteden
dc.titleEconomic evaluation for protein and energy supplementation in adults: opportunities to strengthen the evidence.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2013.206en
dc.rights.holderMacmillan Publishers Limiteden
dc.rights.licenseIn Copyright
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupCrotty, Maria: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2996-5135en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record