Feeding problems in elderly patients
VOL: 97, ISSUE: 16, PAGE NO: 60Roger Weetch, RN, DipHS, is staff nurse, Bradford Royal InfirmaryA nutritionally sound diet has been shown to be an important factor in healthy ageing (Evans, 1994). Up to 40% of acute hospital patients are malnourished (McWhirter and Pennington, 1994). Some of them may be admitted in this condition, others become malnourished while in hospital (Association of Community Health Councils England and Wales, 1997).
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