nutritionDay worldwide – benchmarking and monitoring nutrition care
Important information: Second Date for nutritionDay 2016
We would like to remind you of the second date of nutritionDay 2016 for all of those who could not take part in November 2016. Join nutritionDay on the 23rd of February 2017 and receive your benchmarking report covering aspects of quality indicators and economics. Alternatively, you may also choose a Thursday until 9th of March 2017.
nutritionDay is a worldwide initiative to fight malnutrition in health care institutions
Up to 40% of hospitalised patients are affected by disease-related malnutrition. Malnutrition leads to increased healthcare costs, prolonged length of stay for patients and unfavourable prognosis for patients. The aim of nutritionDay worldwide is to improve knowledge and awareness of malnutrition in health care institutions and to overall enhance the quality of nutritional care.
nutritionDay is a one-day cross-sectional audit with outcome evaluation
On a specific day every year (nDay) hospital wards and nursing homes around the world have the opportunity to participate in a one-day cross-sectional audit. nDay participants use simple screening tests for nutritional risk. They collect their unit‘s anonymised data and upload it to the nDay database. Due to data safety it is necessary to register. Afterwards the participants receive an evaluation of their results. The annual nDay check constitutes a unique chance to monitor and benchmark the institutions‘ nutrition care on an international level. Participating in nutritionDay worldwide is free of charge.
For more background information, data from previous nutritionDay audits and how to participate this year, please visit their website.