Nutrition support after hospital discharge in geriatric patients

  • Ramel, Alfons (Projektleder)
  • Geirsdottir, Olof Gudny (Projektleder)
  • Blöndal, Berglind (Projektleder)
  • J'onsson, Palmi (Projektleder)
  • Halldórsson, Pórhallur (Projektleder)
  • Beck, Anne Marie (Projektdeltager)



    Malnutrition is common in older people admitted to the hospital. Hospital stays are generally getting shorter which leaves limited time to improve poor nutritional status. Therefore, it seems necessary to provide nutritional support in the period after discharge. The aim of this randomized controlled trial (RCT) is to test whether nutrition support, provided by two different ways after discharge of geriatric patients, improves nutritional status, muscle strength, physical function, quality of life and reduces risk of re-hospitalization in comparison to standard care
    Effektiv start/slut dato01/03/1830/09/21