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Table 4 Main points from survey of 46 doctors at Hospital C

From: Nutrition education and leadership for improved clinical outcomes: training and supporting junior doctors to run ‘Nutrition Awareness Weeks’ in three NHS hospitals across England

1 Nearly all (96%) doctors know a ‘MUST’ assessment must always be done on admission and weekly thereafter (78%), even in obese patients (100%).
2 51% of the doctors know the true purpose of the ‘MUST’ screening and 52% how prevalent malnutrition is on admission in the UK.
3 About 34% of the doctors can calculate a ‘MUST’ score themselves to verify its accuracy and 20% know where to find it in the notes in their own hospital.