Due to frailty and health problems, older adults regularly move between home and different health care settings. In this situation, the optimal transfer of nutritional care is important.
Therefore, the Dutch Ministry of Health asked the Dutch Malnutrition Steering Group (DMSG) to start the Nutrition Passport project. Within this project, the DMSG worked together with patients, and professionals in health and social work in three different regions in the Netherlands. As a result of the project, the DMSG developed a guide to improve transmural nutritional care, which is available on the DMSG website (in Dutch).
Key factors for success to improve nutritional care were, among others, to start a regional team of a broad network of professionals involved. This network includes professionals in health care and social work, as well as local policy officers.
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