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Take Action: Tell Congress to advance malnutrition quality measures

Wednesday, June 5, 2019  
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Malnutrition continues to impact the health of our country and especially seniors. A recent report found that one in three adult hospital patients in the United States are at risk of malnutrition. This remains a public health concern because for malnourished patients, hospital length of stay can be four to six days longer, mortality can be increased up to five times, and readmission rates can be up to 50 percent higher. Despite these staggering numbers, standards of care to address malnutrition have not been systematically implemented across care settings. Take Action today!  Tell Congress to advance malnutrition quality measures!