Economic benefit and cost effectiveness of nutritional therapy was consistently reported in 16 identified studies for hospitalized patients q3 whereas the heterogeneous and limited corresponding data on out patients q4 indicated cost benefits in some selected sub groups. I introduction this report conducts a further review of medical literature on the efficacy and effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy for certain diseases. Numerous advances in diabetes management and medical nutrition therapy mnt for individuals with diabetes make this an exciting time historically a challenge to proving the benefit of mnt has been the lack of clinical and behavioral research in recent years however evidence based outcomes . Effectiveness and efficacy of nutritional therapy a systematic review following cochrane methodology medical nutrition therapy mnt was associated with reduction in utilization of hospital services the net cost of covering mnt under medicare is estimated to be 3697 million over the 1998 through 2004 period. Because of the direct correlation between diet and diabetes management medical nutrition therapy mnt provided by a registered dietitian is a key complement to traditional medical interventions in diabetes treatment this article describes mnt summarizes evidence for the effectiveness of mnt in
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