Nutritional screening for improving professional practice for patient outcomes in hospital and primary care settings

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

Main objective:

To examine the effectiveness of nutritional screening in improving quality of care (professional practice) and patient outcomes compared with usual care.

Secondary questions:

The review may also contribute to answering some of the following questions:

  • Are the recipients of nutritional screening willing partners (i.e. is it an acceptable intervention)?

  • Are nutritional screening programmes likely to be cost-effective?

  • Are there any alternative interventions for nutritional screening that are more (cost) effective or acceptable?

  • What are the characteristics of a (cost) effective nutritional screening programme?