Hospital catering. Hard to swallow


Deeming, C; (2002) Hospital catering. Hard to swallow. The Health service journal, 112 (5819). pp. 28-9. ISSN 0952-2271

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Abstract

Hospital meals cost the NHS, on average, 2.50 Pounds per patient per day. Costs are higher in hospitals which prepare food on site, specialist trusts and those in London. The Wanless report has proposed that expenditure should rise to 4.80 Pounds per patient per day, at today's prices, by 2022. More effort should go into cutting food wastage which currently costs hospitals in England more than 18 m Pounds a year.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Financing, Government, Food Service, Hospital, Great Britain, Health Expenditures, Hospital Costs, Hospitals, Public, Humans, London, Patient Satisfaction, State Medicine, Financing, Government, Food Service, Hospital, economics, standards, Great Britain, Health Expenditures, statistics & numerical data, Hospital Costs, statistics & numerical data, Hospitals, Public, economics, Humans, London, Patient Satisfaction, State Medicine, economics
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
PubMed ID: 12235893
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/9328

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