Did you know:
In 2018, there were 35,158,934 total registered hospital admissions
of Americans will stay in a hospital overnight in any given year?
33% of the hospital patients arrive at the hospital malnourished.
of those who aren’t malnourished when they arrive may become
so while at the hospital
vending machines per hospital
in the US
7.1% of all vending machines in the US are in hospitals
In many hospitals, vending machines
are the only 24-hour food option
of foods sold in vending machines did not adhere to school nutrition standards
Candy comprises the greatest percentage of all foods offered in vending machines
Vending machine food
Poor eating habits before and during hospitalization is associated with:
◆ increased risk of pressure ulcers
◆ impaired wound healing
◆ immune suppression
◆ increased infection rate
◆ muscle wasting
◆ longer length of hospital stay
◆ higher readmission rates
◆ higher treatment costs
◆ increased mortality
Hospital stays increase on average
days for malnourished patients. All of this drives up hospital costs.
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1 https://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Health_Statistics/NCHS/NHIS/SHS/2016_SHS_Table_P-10.pdf 2 https://www.aha.org/system/files/2018-02/2018-aha-hospital-fast-facts.pdf . 3 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267213006412
4 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267213006412 5 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/123/Supplement_5/S287.long 6 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/123/Supplement_5/S287.long
7 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/123/Supplement_5/S287.long 8 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261561411001993 9 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212267213006412