Malnutrition revisited

Work groups from the American Dietetic Association and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition are developing new definitions and diagnostic criteria for malnutrition in adults. Concepts serving as a foundation for these new definitions and criteria include starvation-related malnutrition, chronic disease-related malnutrition and acute disease-related malnutrition. These changes will impact all areas of healthcare, i.e. acute care, home care, long term care, etc