Quality Measures for Malnutrition-Related Hospital Readmissions in Development

12/18/20202 - Earlier this year, Congress requested that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality convene a panel of experts to develop quality measures for malnutrition-related hospital readmissions. The Academy's chief science officer, Alison Steiber, PhD, RDN, was selected to serve on this panel. The group published their research plan in October and invited public comment and supplemental evidence relating to key research questions.

The Academy submitted for consideration a bibliography of studies that demonstrate the association between malnutrition and poor outcomes in hospitalized patients and the effectiveness of screening and assessment for patient outcomes.