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Table 4 Food supply expenses of the participating wards

From: Effect of changed organisation of nutritional care of Danish medical inpatients

  Control period Intervention
Category\Ward I II III I II III
Monthly food consumption, EURO 7188 2840 4014 3709 4529 3606
Monthly number of bed days 1,168 367 578 726 726 718
Expenses per bed day, EURO 6.16 7.85 6.95 5.11 6.24 5.03
Change in expenses, %,     - 17 - 17 - 27
Expenses per bed day on average, EURO 7.0 5.5
  1. Food supply expenses of participating wards I, II and III before and during the intervention. The control period before the intervention data is an average of October and November 2003. During the intervention data is an average of October and November 2004. Source: Data printout from the Office of Economic Affairs and Production Kitchen, Bispebjerg Hospital.