Journal Article

Addressing disease-related malnutrition in hospitalized patients: a call for a national goal.

Guenter P, Jensen G, Patel V, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2015;41:469-73.

Previous studies have explored safety issues related to parenteral nutrition processes, but problems associated with general nutrition for inpatients have received scant attention. This commentary advocates for promoting awareness around malnutrition as a hospital-acquired condition and outlines 12 actions to improve the safety of nutrition care for hospitalized patients, including use of routine assessments and checklists.