Magazine article Nutrition Health Review

Hospital Food Keeps Patients Coming Back: Physicians Rate Quality of Major Hospital Meals

Magazine article Nutrition Health Review

Hospital Food Keeps Patients Coming Back: Physicians Rate Quality of Major Hospital Meals

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Washington, D.C. - "Cutting out cholesterol and reducing the amount of fat in your daily diet will reduce the risk of another heart attack," says a cardiologist to a patient before angioplasty to remove arterial fat deposits. While recovering in the hospital, the same patient is then served cholesterol-rich roast beef, chicken, and seafood Newburg. Is there a contradiction here?

According to the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine of Washington, D.C., this scenario is all too common. In 1997, PCRM released results of a survey of the availability of healthful foods at the nation's top hospitals. Fortunately, not all of the news is bad.

Of 30 hospitals surveyed, 22 offered cholesterol-free, low-fat meals for their patients. Those institutions topping the list include Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, which received top honor; Richland University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Medical Center, University of San Antonio, Texas; and the Medical Center at the University of California in San Francisco. …

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