Dr. Suela Sulo, PhD, MS, Abbott’s lead nutrition study investigator, discusses importance of surgical patients nutrition new data published in the “Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition” (JPEN) by Advocate Health Care and supported by Abbott. This data showed that by implementing a nutrition care program that screens patients undergoing surgery for malnutrition and providing nutrition to those at risk, readmission rates went down 50% and their average length of stay after surgery was shortened by 2.7 days.
Suela Sulo is a health outcomes researcher in the Abbott’s Department of Health, Economics and Outcomes Research. Prior to joining Abbott, Suela was the manager of Patient Centered Outcomes Research for a large healthcare system in Illinois. She has over 10 years of research experience, and has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of medicine, healthcare leadership, and psychology.