Disease-Related Malnutrition: Characteristics and Consensus

Speaker: Terese Scollard, MBA, RD, LD Presented at: A US National Webinar

Summary

This presentation reviews the 2012 international consensus characteristics for adult disease-related malnutrition and how this information applies to patient care. The relationship between inflammation and albumin to disease-related malnutrition is defined as well as, how the nutrition diagnosis by a dietitian and the medical diagnosis by a physician are critical to support patient care, coding, and reimbursement