New provider alliance to advance patient nutrition

With malnutrition increasing costs, length of stay and poor outcomes, more than 100,000 dietitians, nurses, hospitalists and other physicians and clinicians from across the nation have launched a new interdisciplinary partnership to improve patient outcomes through nutrition intervention in the hospital. The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition is made up of representatives from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Society of Hospital Medicine, and Abbott Nutrition. The alliance will advocate for early nutrition screening, assessment and intervention in hospitals. Announcement