Visual plate waste in hospitalized patients: length of stay and diet order.

@article{Kandiah2006VisualPW,
  title={Visual plate waste in hospitalized patients: length of stay and diet order.},
  author={Jay Kandiah and Lydia Stinnett and Dale Lutton},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={106 10},
  pages={1663-6}
}
The purpose of this pilot research was to investigate the effect of diet order, sex, diagnosis, and length of stay on visual lunch plate waste in hospitalized patients. Information on 346 patients was collected using the computer program CBORD Diet Office. Visual plate waste during lunch was measured and analyzed for 4 consecutive days. Neither sex nor diagnosis at admittance was associated with visual plate waste. However, the odds of visual plate waste increased by 14.1% for every day a… CONTINUE READING

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