Simplified treatment protocols improve recovery of children with severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan: results from a mixed methods study

CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence that few children were excluded when weight-for-height criteria were suspended. LoS was shortest when only MUAC was used for entry/exit but dosing and visit frequency were unchanged. Significantly shorter LoS with simplified dosing and visit frequency vs. under the standard protocol indicate that protocol adaptations may lead to shorter recovery and program enrollment times. Findings also suggest that good recovery is achievable with reduced visit frequency and simplified dosing.PMID:38308364 | PMC:PMC10835937 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00518-2
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research