Demonstrating the value of nutrition in improving patient outcomes and reducing costs across the continuum of care

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

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Speakers:
Dr. Refaat Hegazi, Director, Medical Affairs, Abbott Nutrition
Dr. Suela Sulo, Director, Health Economics Outcomes Research, Abbott Nutrition

Malnutrition poses a significant burden on the health and economic outcomes of patients across different settings of care. Evidence of benefit for early nutrition interventions in at-risk/malnourished patient populations is growing, with the need to effectively implement evidence into clinical practice.  Identification and treatment of malnutrition through nutrition-focused quality improvement programs (QIP) has been found to be effective in acute and post-acute settings of care in reducing hospital admissions/readmissions, hospital length of stay, healthcare resource use and costs. In this presentation, we will discuss the economic burden of malnutrition, the effectiveness of nutrition QIPs on improving patient outcomes of at-risk/malnourished patients and different approaches to implementing similar QIPs at one’s institution.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the burden of malnutrition in Canada and beyond

2. Review the effects of nutrition interventions in hospitalized populations

3. Discuss comprehensive nutrition programs with positive outcomes in acute and post-acute settings

4. Identify approaches to implement comprehensive nutrition programs at one’s institution

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Note: webinar recording will not be made available to those unable to attend the real time session. A recording will be provided upon special request only. 

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