Tag: medically tailored meals

Malnutrition is a common occurrence in hospitalized patients. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend considering placing medical inpatients deemed to be at risk of malnutrition on additional nutritional support, but these recommendations are largely based on observational studies and physiologic rationale. In this randomized controlled trial, 2,088 hospitalized medical patients...
1. In this retrospective analysis from Massachusetts, the provision of ten ready-to-consult medically-tailored meals (MTMs) to participants was linked to fewer inpatient and skilled nursing facility admissions. 2. Models estimating healthcare costs predicted significant reduction in monthly healthcare cost with MTMs. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: Nutrition and diet are...