Accession Number : ADA195191

Title :   A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of An A-La-Carte Feeding System at Naval Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 81-Aug 82,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Downs, Robert J

PDF Url : ADA195191

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The study assessed the effectiveness of the A-La-Carte Feeding System as an alternative to the hospital's high cost of food preparation per bulk ration. The study objectives compared and evaluated the ration costs versus advantages or disadvantages of the a-la-carte hospital feeding system. The study concluded that the a-la-carte system did reduce the average cost per rations without a decline in patronage. The A-La-Carte system allowed the customer to choose his desired food and in fact reduced the amount of wasted food. The study recommended an implementation in all Naval medical facilities and also as a possible alternative for Air Force medical facilities to reduce their average cost per ration.

Descriptors :   *FOOD SERVICE, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, COSTS, FLORIDA, FOOD, FOOD PROCESSING, HIGH COSTS, HOSPITALS, MEDICAL SERVICES, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, NAVY, RATIONS, THESES, COST ANALYSIS, MENU

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE