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nutritionDay worldwide – benchmarking and monitoring nutrition care

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.

Nutrition Day 2016 will be held on 10 November – please make a note of this date.

For more background information, data from previous nutritionDay audits and how to participate this year, please visit their website.