Evidence-Based Dietary Protein Intake in Canadian Hospitals
Doctors are learning that nutrition plays a very important role in patient outcomes. Research has shown that protein is especially critical to patient health and recovery, especially for the elderly and severely ill. The quality of the protein, and the quantity of protein that patients receive makes a big difference. This project will examine how much Canadian health care centres are concerned about the protein their patients consume. The objectives involve collecting feedback from Canadian hospital staff, and reviewing protein research, including a new protein method that the partner organization has developed. The end goal is to use the work from this project to create compliance and quality improvement research trials in the Canadian health care system.