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What problems are associated with postoperative malnutrition?

Problems associated with postoperative malnutrition (malnutrition resulting from inadequate calorie intake during the postoperative period) include the following:
  • high morbidity and mortality
  • delayed recovery
  • increased hospital stay
  • early readmission
  • decreased quality of life
  • increased health care costs.

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