Spotlight on Singapore

Research Update: Malnutrition and its impact on cost of hospitalisation, length of stay, readmission and 3-year mortality
Dr Lim Su Lin, Chief Dietitian,
National University Hospital

A research by National University Hospital provided clear evidence that the adverse outcomes of malnutrition are not just a consequence of the disease process, and lead to substantial increases in length of hospital stay, readmission rate, mortality and hospitalisation cost when compared with well-nourished patients of similar diagnoses and complexities. full article

Local survey sheds light on diabetes management among overweight individuals

Weight control is a key strategy for managing blood glucose among people who are overweight or obese with type 2 diabetes. A survey was recently conducted in Singapore to better understand how overweight individuals with diabetes perceive and manage their condition. full article

Research Update Malnutrition in older adults on financial assistance in an urban Asian country: a mixed methods study

Research by the National University of Singapore found a high risk of malnutrition among socio-economically disadvantaged Singaporeans. full article

Research Update Progression rate of newly diagnosed impaired fasting glycaemia to type 2 diabetes mellitus: a study using the National Healthcare Group Diabetes Registry in Singapore

Retrospective cohort study of patients with newly onset impaired fasting glycaemia in Singapore revealed a high progression rate to type 2 diabetes, and identified potential predictors for the development of the disease. full article

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