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Food insecurity: What hospitals can do for patients

Food insecurity is a significant problem for patients. And as hospitals put more effort into population health initiatives to better serve their communities, it’s become a higher priority to ensure patients have regular access to healthy food. 

Study: Food insecurity may affect readmissions

To get a better handle on curbing readmissions, hospitals need to take a closer look at some of the factors that may be contributing to patients’ regular visits. A new study found a link between patients who experience multiple hospital stays and their access to food. 

Hospitals work to stop food insecurity in patients

The saying “you are what you eat” is true in many ways. More hospitals are getting on board with helping patients access nutritious foods in hopes that it’ll improve their outcomes after discharge.