IOM Planning Committee on Assessing Nutrition Care in Outpatient Oncology

Type: Stand Alone Workshop
Topics: Food and Nutrition, Public Health
Board: Food and Nutrition Board

Activity Description

An ad hoc planning committee will plan a one-day public workshop exploring evolving interactions between nutritional care, cancer, and health outcomes. Specifically, workshop participants will explore how the following parameters affect the health outcomes and survival of cancer patients in outpatient cancer centers: current standards for nutritional services, the role of nutritional intervention in nutritional status and morbidity and mortality in oncology patients; and benefits associated with access of oncology patients to medical nutrition therapy. The workshop also will explore nutritional interventions and cost of outpatient care. The workshop discussions will take into account a range of analytical approaches, including use of aggregate data from electronic medical records, to assess cost-benefit relationships between oncology nutrition services and health outcomes and survival. The committee will plan and organize the workshop, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions. An individually-authored summary of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines.

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