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Invited Commentary
Sep 10, 2012

A Call to Our Hospitals: Please Hold the Salt!Comment on “Evaluation of Sodium Levels in Hospital Patient Menus”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at San Francisco General Hospital.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(16):1262-1263. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3466

Arcand et al1 and their documentation of universally high sodium content in the food that is served to inpatients at 3 large acute care facilities in Ontario, Canada, serve as a reminder of how far our health care institutions still need to go to remain consistent with their mission of curing the sick and promoting health. The implications of this important work are 3-fold.

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