A study suggests that oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) among hospitalized older adults with COPD appears to reduce length of stay (LOS), hospitalization costs, and readmission risks when compared with no ONS:
|ONS Hospitalization||Non-ONS Hospitalization|
|LOS||6.9 days||8.8 days|
|Probability of 30-day readmission||0.29||0.34|
Source: Chest, June 2015.
An abstract of the study is available at http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleID=1921607.