The admission nutrition status of 135 consecutive general medical patients admitted to a single nursing unit was evaluated using a simple questionnaire and available laboratory studies. A statistical analysis of the data obtained indicates that prolonged length of stay may be related to admission nutritional status.
Anderson, Marvin D.; Collins, Gladys; Davis, Gloria; and Bivins, Brack A.
"Malnutrition and Length of Stay - A Relationship?,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 33
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