Study Suggests Supplements May Reduce Hospital Readmissions, Liquid Health Hopeful

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A multi-university study looked at the affects of nutritional supplements on hospital stay length and cost of hospitalization in patients over 65 years of age. The oral nutritional supplements looked at in the study were “often in liquid form”.

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We hope this allows medical professionals to take a look more closely at liquid nutraceuticals as a means to aid patient health.

Hospital readmissions, especially within 30 days, has been a growing issue. In light of new health care policies and increasing healthcare costs, hospitals are looking for ways to decrease the percentage of patients that are readmitted after being treated. A recent study supported by Abbott was conducted by the University of Southern California, Stanford University, The Harris School at The University of Chicago and Precision Health Economics that considered the affect of nutritional supplementation after hospitalization. The study's findings, released Oct. 18 2013, looked at patients over 65 years of age and how nutritional supplementation affected the amount of time these patients stayed in the hospital as well as the overall cost of their stay.

The oral nutritional supplements observed in the study were those that provided “nutrition and energy” to the patient and were “often in liquid form”. The study found that these supplements “were associated with a decreased probability of 30-day readmission among Medicare patients aged 65” and also “delivered associated improvements in a patient's length of stay and hospital costs.”

Tomas Philipson, Ph.D., who is the Daniel Levin Chair of Public Policy at the University of Chicago said, "This analysis suggests that use of oral nutritional supplements is a simple and cost-effective solution that hospitals can implement immediately." Dr. Philipson is also co-author of the study.

"As the manufacturers of a leading liquid nutritional brand, we are excited that this study has been able to shed some light on how nutritional supplementation can be beneficial," said Brett Peterson, Director of Business Development at Liquid Health, Inc. He added, "We hope this allows medical professionals to take a look more closely at liquid nutraceuticals as a means to aid patient health."

About Liquid Health, Inc.:

Liquid Health, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing liquid vitamin supplements since 1991. All Liquid Health products, including Liquid Health Complete Multiple, are manufactured in a certified-cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility, using only premium/qualified ingredients, and are analyzed and tested. All Liquid Health products are made in the U.S.A.


Sarah Brimhall, Marketing Associate
Liquid Health, Inc.

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