Hospitals test whether home-delivered meals cut readmissions

06/11/2013 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Steward Health Care in New England is testing whether delivering low-sodium meals and snacks to the homes of discharged heart failure patients can reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates. Other hospitals also have focused on nutrition to improve health, including Boston Medical Center, which began a hospital-based food pantry in 2001.

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