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Interventions for Malnutrition in Seniors: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: October 3, 2018
Project Number: RB1263-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of nutrition programs and services for community-dwelling seniors who are malnourished or at nutritional risk?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of nutrition programs and services for community-dwelling seniors who are malnourished or at nutritional risk?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of nutrition programs and services for community-dwelling seniors who are malnourished or at nutritional risk?

Key Message

One systematic review and one non-randomized study were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of nutrition programs and services for community-dwelling seniors who are malnourished or at nutritional risk. No relevant literature was identified regarding cost-effectiveness or evidence-based guidelines.