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New systematic reviews show that managing malnutrition with oral nutritional supplements benefits the whole healthcare system

These comprehensive reviews have shown that managing malnutrition with ONS can produce an average cost saving of around 10% compared to standard care across a broad range of patient groups. Also, the meta-analyses in hospitalised patients show that ONS use is associated with fewer deaths, a reduction in complications and shorter length of hospital stays.

Learn more about the findings

  • As presented at the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) congress - focusing on health economics and nutrition and gathering together top health economists from across the globe - in Milan in July 2015. Excerpts from the presentations and interviews with the authors can be found in this informative video:

  • This video animation showcases the negative consequences of malnutrition and the cost-effective management with ONS. Don’t miss this engaging resource cartoon!



    Video animation in several languages:
  • MNI has developed the infographic below to help tell the story of why managing malnutrition with ONS benefits the whole healthcare system.

Read more about the two systematic reviews

The systematic reviews were undertaken by experts in clinical nutrition and health economics in a variety of healthcare settings and disciplines from across Europe.

Free access to the full text of both reviews is available via the following links:

For a brief overview of the key findings, we encourage you to read the summaries that have been prepared:

Additional Information

MNI Members
  • Abbott
  • Baxter
  • Braun
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Nestlé HEalth Science
  • Nutricia
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