Table 4

NCQ criteria in hospitals
NCQ criteria Private Hospitals (n=25) Public Hospitals (n=12) Difference* Campinas (n=17) Ribeirão Preto (n=10) Florianópolis (n=10)
n % n % % n % n % n %
A - Inpatient dietary coverage actions
A1. Duty shift system in the area of clinical nutrition 4 16.0 3 25.0 9.0 2 11.8 3 30.0 1 10.0
A2. Supervision of meal distribution in the ward 7 28.0 4 33.3 5.3 6 35.3 2 20.0 3 30.0
A3. Routine visits to patients 16 64.0 12 100.0 36.0 12 70.6 6 60.0 10 100.0
B – Evaluation and monitoring of nutritional status actions
B1. Nutritional assessment (complete)** 4 16.0 8 66.7 50.7 7 41.2 1 10.0 4 40.0
B2. Nutritional status monitoring 8 32.0 6 50.0 18.0 7 41.2 4 40.0 3 30.0
B3. Entry of nutritional care information in the medical record 9 36.0 7 58.3 22.3 7 41.2 2 20.0 7 70.0
B4. Filling in forms about nutritional care 7 28.0 4 33.3 5.3 5 29.4 1 10.0 5 50.0
B5. Nutritional guidance at discharge 24 96.0 12 100.0 4.0 16 94.1 10 100.0 10 100.0
B6. Assistance protocols 9 36.0 6 50.0 14.0 10 58.8 3 30.0 2 20.0
C - Actions on integration of nutritional assistance activities within the team
C1. Diet prescription in the medical records 15 60.0 7 58.3 1.7 12 70.6 4 40.0 6 60.0
C2. Interconsultations on nutritional care 7 28.0 5 41.7 13.7 5 29.4 3 30.0 4 40.0
C3. Team visits to patients 9 36.0 7 58.3 22.3 9 52.9 3 30.0 4 40.0
C4. Participation in activities outside the HFNS 18 72.0 9 75.0 3.0 11 64.7 9 90.0 7 70.0
C5. Nutritional support team 7 28.0 3 25.0 3.0 5 29.4 4 40.0 2 20.0
D – HFNS actions supporting diet therapy
D1. Diet manual *** 16 64.0 4 33.3 30.7 14 82.4 3 30.0 3 30.0
D2. Information about energy supply 14 56.0 6 50.0 6.0 13 76.5 3 30.0 4 40.0
D3. Selection of nutritional supplements 7 28.0 4 33.3 5.3 5 29.4 4 40.0 2 20.0
D4. Mechanisms for patients to require changes to the diet 12 48.0 11 91.7 43.7 11 64.7 3 30.0 9 90.0

* Difference (in %) between Private and Public Hospitals; ** Nutritional assessment (complete) include patient’s history and anthropometric and biochemical data; *** This criteria was considered important in both NCQ and FSQ.

Diez-Garcia et al.

Diez-Garcia et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:66   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-66

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