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Table 3 Results of cost analysis for the three participating bed sections. 2003-price level.

From: Nutritional care of medical inpatients: a health technology assessment

Variable Participating bed section at Hospital Participating bed section at Hospital Participating bed section at Hospital
  A Department of cardiolog B, Department of internal medicine C, Department of geriatrics
Number of patients hospitalised, total 2001/2002 992 1457 425
Number of patients aged 60+ hospitalised for more than 7 days 249 440 371
Number of undernourished patients if 35% are assumed to be undernourished during the admission 87 154 130
Number of saved bed days 296 524 441
Saved USD 66,412 117,355 98,952
Saved USD with full-time assistant dietician 26,181 36,893 18,490