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Table 1 Financial savings in six hospitals following a computerized application for notification of meals needed between the inpatient departments, and the food service

From: Improved meals service and reduced food waste and costs in medical institutions resulting from employment of a food service dietitian – a case study

HospitalNumber of EN,PN feedings daily “SAVED”Annual savings in NIS (Shekels)Annual savings (in Dollars)
* exchange rate 3.5NIS = $1)
Hillel Yaffe Medical Center50328,50093,857
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center50328,50093,857
Poriya Medical Center35229,95065,700
Wolfson Medical Center50328,50093,857
Sheba Medical Center60394,200112,628
Tel Aviv Medical Center60394,200112,628
Total3052,003,850$572,527
  1. Six out of nine hospitals included in the intervention implemented the computerized application. (EN Enteral Nutrition, PN Parenteral nutrition)