Table 25Nutrition screening -- Economic evaluations: characteristics of studies

StudyComparisonPatient groupIncremental analysisMeasure of effectivenessCost components includedMethod
Rypkema et al 2004, Netherlands2991) Protocol, which includes screening for malnutrition (MNA-sf), dysphagia and dehydration on admission followed by immediate interventions (including menu modification or supplements)

2) Standard care
Patients aged over 60 admitted to hospital geriatric units for >2 days and <150 days. (n1=140, n2=158)Cost-effectiveness analysisWeight changeNutrition-related interventions, training, lab tests, staff costs (nurse, dietitian, speech and language specialist), team meetings, antibiotics, pressure sore treatmentProspective cohort analysis in two hospitals

From: Appendix Four, Evidence Tables

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