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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Multifaceted intervention to enhance the screening and care of hospitalised malnourished children: study protocol for the PREDIRE cluster randomized controlled trial

Population at cluster level  
Study units  
Inclusion criteria Medical and surgical units in a teaching hospital providing paediatric acute care
Exclusion criteria Neonatal care units, intensive care units and emergency units
Health care workers  
Inclusion criteria Any hospital staff involved in direct patient care (includes physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, physiotherapists and dieticians)
Population at patient level  
Inclusion criteria Age 1 month to 18 years old
Children recorded as malnourished based on their weight/height and height/age ratios upon hospital entrance, according to the Algoped nutritional risk score
Exclusion criteria Age under one month, liver or kidney abnormalities, severe heart failure
First weight recorded more than 2 days after admission, first height recorded more than 15 days after admission
  Stay less than 2 days