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November 20, 2020 - Physicians Committe for Responsible Medicine

USA: Patients Strongly Favor Banning Bacon in Hospitals, According to New Survey

USA: Patients Strongly Favor Banning Bacon in Hospitals, According to New Survey
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WASHINGTON—A majority of hospitalized patients favor eliminating processed meats—including bacon, deli meat, and sausage—from hospital menus to reduce cancer risk, according to a new survey published in the Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy.

Researchers with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine surveyed a total of 200 patients in two Washington, D.C., hospitals and found that:

  • 83% of patients are in favor of hospitals eliminating processed meat in order to reduce cancer risk.
  • 69% of patients feel it is not important that hospitals have bacon or sausage on the menu.

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