Enhancing the Quality of Oral Nutrition Support (EQONS)

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Evidence suggests that under-nutrition delays recovery, lowers resistance to medical complications and is linked to lengthened hospital stay, morbidity and mortality. We undertook a project in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to trial two interventions; ward-based nutrition champions, and a dietetic team working within the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate the introduction of an evidence-based malnutrition screening tool and care guidelines.

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