Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)

WHAT IS IT?

The 'MUST' calculator is a 5 step nationally recognised and validity screening tool for ‘ADULTS’ and can be used to establish nutritional risk using either objective measurements to obtain a score and a risk category or subjective criteria to estimate a risk category but not a score.  The MUST tool is the most common form of nutritional screening used in the UK across hospitals as well as in the hospitals.

A full electronic step by step tool can used on the link below

Alternatively the below documents can also be used when completing the MUST steps;

MUST flowchart

BMI table

Weight loss table