How to detect and manage undernutrition


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Undernutrition Week: how to detect and manage this disease that affects 2 million French people?

From 12 to 20 November, the second edition of the undernutrition week will take place. Provided for in the National Nutrition and Health Plan, its aim is to raise awareness of the issues surrounding undernutrition, a disease that currently affects 2 million French people: people in hospital, elderly people at home or in institutions[1].


Undernutrition corresponds to an imbalance in the energy balance due to insufficient intake in relation to nutritional requirements. The consequences of undernutrition are real: it causes an immune failure that can lead to medical or surgical complications and new infections that can lead to death.

Undernutrition affects 1 in 10 hospitalised children, 50% of elderly people and 40% of cancer patients[2]. However, the detection and management of undernutrition remains insufficient. So how can new connected health solutions help detect and manage undernutrition?


Christophe Rosso, co-founder of exolis, which supports the APA network (a non-profit network in the Social and Solidarity Economy) in the detection of undernutrition, discusses these issues:


  1. How to detect undernutrition in patients?
  2. How to support medical teams in the management of undernutrition?
  3. What connected solutions to support carers?

[1] National undernutrition week, 12-20 November 2021, Santé Publique France

[2] National Undernutrition Week, What is undernutrition?

About exolis

exolis, an expert in the connected patient pathway, offers a complete, multi-service and multi-pathology patient portal that strengthens the link between the patient and the hospital. Designed for health establishments, institutions and general practitioners, exolis is a white-label partner in the digital transformation of the medical world.

The application is built around and for the patient, allowing him or her to enter a supervised care pathway in the institution and at home (making appointments, reception terminal, adapted and personalised medical follow-up, teleconsultation, online payments, electronic signature of consent, etc.). exolis works with a strong conviction: the involvement of the patient in all stages of his or her care pathway, even administrative, is a strong vector for therapeutic success.


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