My current preceptor compared hospital food to airplane food the other day, and it makes total sense. Both come on a tray and involve lots of stuff wrapped in plastic and the temperature is always a little…imperfect. At least in the hospital, you have slightly more options and it’s more likely to be more nutritious?
At the various sites I’ve worked in throughout the course of my internship, I’ve seen different styles of foodservice, but one thing we don’t do is room service-style meals (except—I think—in the amenities units). This piece highlights some of the reasons patients’ experience may be improved by being able to order what they want when they want it.
Which do you think is better/worse—hospital or plane food? Do you think room service-style is the way to go?
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