A multidisciplinary guideline (LESA) for the screening and treatment of malnutrition in the community was drafted by a working group of the Dutch College of General Practitioners, Dutch Nurses’ Association and the Dutch Dietetic Association. The guideline is designed to achieve better primary care for adults with or at risk of malnutrition by creating closer cooperation between GPs, nurses and dietitians. This requires tasks and responsibilities regarding detection, diagnosis, treatment and support to be divided. The goal is to have the most suitable care provider(s) provide the right care at the right time and to safeguard continuity of care for the patient.
In addition to the guideline we developed an information brochure for patients.