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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

NICE criteria for determining people at high risk of refeeding problems

The patient has one or more of the following:
• BMI<16 kg/m2
• Unintentional weight loss>15% within the last 3–6 months
• Little or no nutritional intake for >10 days
• Low levels of potassium, phosphate, or magnesium prior to feeding
Or, the patient has two or more of the following:
• BMI<18.5 kg/m2
• Unintentional weight loss>10% within the last 3–6 months
• Little or no nutritional intake for >5 days
• A history of alcohol abuse or drug use, including insulin, chemotherapy, antacids, or diuretics

NICE = National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; BMI = body mass index.

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