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Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool: how to use it in practice

The five-step resource to identify issues and develop a care plan for patients with malnutrition. Find out how to use it and its potential limitations

The five-step resource to identify issues and develop a care plan for patients with malnutrition. Find out how to use it and its potential limitations

In the UK, an estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are affected by malnutrition, and the vast majority (93%) live in the community.

The Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) is a resource to help identify malnutrition issues and develop a care plan.

What is MUST?

Launched in 2003 and reviewed regularly since then, MUST was developed by the Malnutrition Advisory Group – a standing committee of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) .

It is supported

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