Malnutrition in stroke has serious consequences including1-6:
Cost: 1.5 times more costly than those at low risk (£8,718 vs £4,918)
Mortality: 7 times higher mortality rate than those at low risk (41.7% vs 5.8%)
Length of stay: 3 times longer stay than those at low risk (48 days vs 14 days)
1-6 Intercollegiate Stroke Working Party. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/guidelines-policy/stroke-guidelines [16.03.2016].
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