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Third of patients admitted 'at risk of malnutrition'

More than one in three people admitted to hospital across the UK are at risk of malnutrition, according to a survey of nearly 10,000 patients.

Nutrition charity BAPEN, which ran the survey, said it was concerned about a rise in malnutrition among people admitted from their own homes.

It said cuts in community services, including meals-on-wheels, were likely to put extra pressure on hospitals.

Adam Brimelow reports.

  • 16 Mar 2011