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The assessment of nutritional status can largely be achieved by history and examination. Investigations provide supportive evidence.
The key questions to consider are:
Commonly, the history and examination are supplemented by a battery of simple practical measures over a period of at least 2 weeks:
Screening for malnutrition in the community can be achieved via the The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST), for example, may be used to do this