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Hidden hunger and malnutrition in the elderly

This report calls on the government to look more closely at malnutrition in older people, which is estimated to cost the NHS and social care £15.7 billion a year by 2030.

It argues that targeted investment in services that protect older people from malnutrition would deliver significant annual savings to the NHS, not least by reducing the number of hospital admissions and limiting the number of days older people spend in hospital. More....