Table 2

Comparison of nutrition screening results preimplementation and postimplementation of SCAN

VariableNPreimplementation, N=274NPost implementation, N=267P value
Malnutrition rate at admission, n (%)25845 (17.4)26017 (6.5)<0.001
Screened to be high risk and seen dietitian, n (%)114 (36.4)4942 (85.7)0.005
Seen by dietitian within 48 hours of admission, n (%)3016 (53.3)4140 (97.6)<0.001
Time to dietitian intervention (days)283 (IQR:1 to 14)131 (IQR: 1 to 1)0.010
Weight change at 1 month (%)2540 (IQR:−4.15 to 5.35)2562.50 (IQR: −1.33 to 6.22)0.001
Weight change at 3 months (%)2402.02 (IQR: −4.46 to 7.36)2434.47 (IQR: 0.20 to 10.06)<0.001
  • SCAN, nutrition screening tool for childhood cancer.