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A consistent and reliable tool for malnutrition screening

About three million people in the UK (roughly five per cent of the population) are underweight (Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, 1994), a state that can have a detrimental effect on health and quality of life. Although malnutrition can affect anyone, the most vulnerable groups include patients with chronic diseases, older people, those recently discharged from hospital and those who are poor or socially isolated. The condition affects about one in three residents of care homes, ...

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