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Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences - Papers (Archive)
  • Damian Flanagan, RMIT University, Victoria
  • Therese Fisher, Royal Australian Air Force Association
  • Micheal Murray, University of Melbourne
  • Renuka Visvanathan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Karen Charlton, University of Wollongong
  • Cathy Thesing, Melbourne Dietetic Centre
  • Gerald Quigley
  • Kerstin Walther, Central Sydney GP Network
RIS ID
70427
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

Flanagan, D., Fisher, T., Murray, M., Visvanathan, R., Charlton, K., Thesing, C., Quigley, G. & Walther, K. (2012). Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure. Australian Family Physician, 41 (9), 695-699.

Abstract
Background: Undernutrition in the elderly is common and can be associated with adverse medical consequences, contributing to frailty, morbidity, hospitalisation and mortality.Objective: This article provides guidelines for screening for undernutrition in general practice, and suggests strategies to address undernutrition in older patients.Discussion: Screening for undernutrition in general practice helps focus time and resources on people at greatest risk. Early identification and management of people at risk of undernutritionis important because it is difficult to reverse its adverse effects,once established.
Citation Information
Damian Flanagan, Therese Fisher, Micheal Murray, Renuka Visvanathan, et al.. "Managing undernutrition in the elderly: Prevention is better than cure" (2012) p. 695 - 699
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