Oral Nutritional Supplement Linked to Health and Cost Benefits

Oral nutritional supplements provided to patients during hospitalization demonstrate significant health and cost benefits

 

Abbott A recent health economics and outcomes study, conducted by leading health economists and supported by Abbott, found that oral nutritional supplements provided to patients during hospitalization were associated with significant reductions in length of stay and hospitalization cost. Additionally, the 30-day readmission risk was significantly reduced for patients with at least one known subsequent readmission. “Patients identified as having nutritional deficiencies often face a longer and more difficult recovery process, resulting in higher health care costs and an increase in complication rates,” said Marinos Elia, MD, BSc Hon, FRCP, Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism at University of Southampton. “Research demonstrates that oral nutritional supplementation can lead to highly positive economic benefits and improved patient outcomes.”

Read more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/265565.php

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