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1
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NICE definitions

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BMI <18.5 or

Unintentional weight loss greater than 10% within the last 3-6 months or

BMI less than 20 and unintentional weight loss greater than 5% in last 3-6 months

2
Q

Screening tool

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MUST

3
Q

When to do MUST

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On admission to care/nursing homes and hospital, or if there is concern

4
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Management

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Dietician support if patient is high-risk

Food-first approach with clear instructions rather than just prescribing oral nutritional supplements

If ONS used should be between meals rather than instead of meals