The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index predicts hospital length of stay and in-hospital weight loss in elderly patients

Emanuele Cereda, Catherine Klersy, Carlo Pedrolli, Barbara Cameletti, Chiara Bonardi, Lara Quarleri, Silvia Cappello, Alberto Bonoldi, Elisa Bonadeo, Riccardo Caccialanza

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Abstract

Background & aims: Nutritional derangements are common in elderly patients, but how nutritional risk affects outcome in this subset of hospital inpatients deserves further investigation. We evaluated the impact of nutritional risk on length of stay (LOS) and in-hospital weight loss (WL) in elderly patients (>65yrs). Methods: Nutritional risk was assessed by the Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) in a prospective multicentre hospital-based cohort study. The outcomes were LOS and in-hospital WL. Results: In the whole sample (N=667), the prevalence of high (GNRI

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Nutrition
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Elderly patients
  • Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI)
  • In-hospital weight loss
  • Length of stay
  • Nutritional assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Medicine(all)

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