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Table 5 Changes in food ordered for participating wards

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

  Food budget* Food ordered Increase in food ordered or surplus Increase in food ordered or surplus
Ward, year EURO %
I, 2003 (control) 27069 33200 6131 +22.7
I, 1 Jan – 30 Nov 2004 24085 22738 -1347 -5.6
II, 2003 (control) 16825 18484 1659 +9.9
II, 1 Jan – 30 Nov 2004 26302 24584 -1718 -6.5
III, 2003 (control) 25717 31864 6147 +23.9
III, 1 Jan – 30 Nov 2004 29274 26301 -2973 -10.2
  1. * Ward budgets are prepared on the basis of the number of inpatients per day recorded in the hospital's computer system, the number of inpatients being calculated at the beginning of each day.
  2. Food budget, food ordered, and changes in food ordered for participating wards I, II and III before and with intervention. The control period is the calendar year 2003. The following year includes the intervention period (from 1 July to 31 December 2004). The collecting of data is done one month before termination of the intervention, as the effect is assumed to be at its peak at this time. The increase in consumption has been calculated as a percentage, "+" meaning increase in consumption and "-" meaning surplus. (Source: Data printout from the Office of Economic Affairs, Bispebjerg Hospital)