Recent large randomized controlled trials have been performed in the US and Europe, where efficacy of clinical nutritional support in malnourished patients has been shown to reduce mortality, hospital readmissions and to some extent infections. However, not much is known if providing nutritional intervention is a cost-effective intervention as there are limited economic studies published.  Economic evaluation of nutritional intervention is still in its infancy stages, in comparison to pharmaceutical and medical interventions. Our group focuses on applying Health Economic Outcomes Research on known nutritional and dietetic interventions, to determine if such interventions are cost-effective, using economic modelling and decision analytics. 

Funded by Changi General Hospital (Singapore) 

Project members

UQ School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences researchers involved in this project:

Mr Alvin Wong

PhD Candidate