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Food insecurity: limitations of emergency food resources for our patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22829107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Rates of food insecurity are high among medically underserved patients. We analyzed food pantry responsiveness to the needs of medically ill cancer patients in New York City with the intent ofidentifying barriers to available food resources. Our data, collected from 60 pantries, suggest that the emergency food system is currently unable to accommodate patient needs. Accessibility issues include restricted service hours and documentation requirements. Food services were limited in quantity of food provided and the number of nutritious, palatable options. Additional emergency food resources and long-term approaches that provide ongoing food support to patients throughout their treatment period are needed.
Authors:
Francesca Gany; Sehrish Bari; Michael Crist; Alyssa Moran; Natasha Rastogi; Jennifer Leng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1468-2869     ISO Abbreviation:  J Urban Health     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-29     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809909     Medline TA:  J Urban Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Assistance / statistics & numerical data*
Food Supply / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Neoplasms*
New York City
Vulnerable Populations / statistics & numerical data*
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