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In the News: “Follow-up home visits with registered dietitians have a positive effect on re-admission rates”

The National Institute of Health has released a study that details many of the positive effects that recurring in-home visits with a dietitian can have. Follow the link inside to read the study and learn more about what it means for you and your patients.



March 6, 2017

Study Objective: To assess the benefits of individualized nutritional counseling by a registered dietitian in geriatric patients’ homes after discharge from the hospital, in relation to risk of re-admissions, functional status, nutritional status, etc.

Conclusion: Yes – In-Home visits with registered dietitians have a positive effect on the functional and nutritional status of geriatric medical patients and reduce readmission rates. Read the full abstract here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23258932

Dietitians At Home is thrilled to have this scientific study to prove what we've already known: face-to-face appointments in the patients’ homes and then follow-up appointments are the best professional support that patients can receive to help them make the changes they need to control their diabetes and chronic kidney disease so they live a longer, healthier life.


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