Nutritionally-at-risk patients

Nutritionally-at-risk patients are considered at-risk if they have any of the following:

a. Actual or potential for developing malnutrition (involuntary loss or gain of 10% of usual body weight within 6 months, or ³5% of usual body weight in 1 month, a weight of 20% over or under ideal body weight); presence of chronic disease, or increased metabolic requirements;

b. Altered diets or diet schedules (receiving total parenteral or enteral nutrition, recent surgery, illness, or trauma); and

c. Inadequate nutrition intake including those not receiving food or nutrition products (impaired ability to ingest or absorb food adequately) for greater than 7 days. (item IV(5), DOH Administrative Order No. 0033-19, August 28, 2019)