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    A mathematical description for the nutrition therapy ecosystem

    Nutrición Hospitalaria 2022;39(4): 905-909

    SILVEIRA MONTEIRO-DA SILVA L, FALCÃO RAMOS-DA CUNHA H

    Nutrición Hospitalaria 2022;39(4): 905-909

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    Resumen del Autor: AbstractBackground:nutrition therapy is a complex area of healthcare systems that encompasses patient characteristics, medical decision making, nutritional formula characteristics, and costs, composing a complex ecosystem. The integration of these different domains is actualized in medical prescription in a heuristic and iterative way, taking into account patient characteristics and formulas, with a limited capacity for in-scale calculations and inclusion of factors involved in the prescription of nutritional formulas and other ecosystem elements. From a practical standpoint, depicting the four areas as equalities could provide the necessary equivalence to study dependence and consequence from left- and right-side terms.Objectives:the objective of this theoretical study is to provide a mathematical model that describes and integrates different aspects of nutrition therapy.Methods:in this theoretical study, we deducted a mathematical representation for nutrition therapy using first-grade equations and simple calculus techniques.Results:a formula that coordinates four elements of the nutrition therapy ecosystem was found: cashflow, compliance adherence, patient, and macronutrient mass, formula density and unitary cost.Conclusion:factors involving decision-making in nutrition therapy can be unified in a mathematical model.

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    Palabras clave: Endocrinología, Nutrición

    ID MEDES: 173137 [En proceso]



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