Management of Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years
Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children Under Five Years
Discharge and Follow-up
The discharge criteria for severely malnourished children is applicable for both in-patient and out-patient treatment programs.
Note: Any transfer from in-patient to out-patient treatment and vice-versa should always be recorded as "transfer from" and never as "discharge" or "new admission"
- Discharge criteria for children aged 6 months to 18 years:
- Weight-for-Height (W/H) and Weight-for-Length (W/L) > = 85% (WHO/NCHS table) on at least two weighing sessions
14 September, 2019