Patient Experience on a Hospital Oncology Service Before and After Implementation of a No-Visitor Policy During COVID-19

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J Patient Exp. 2021 Jul 28;8:23743735211034620. doi: 10.1177/23743735211034620. eCollection 2021.


Hospital visitor restriction policies prompted by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) may lead to a less comfortable or informed inpatient experience for oncology patients admitted for non-COVID-19 conditions. We surveyed oncology inpatients before (n = 47) and after (n = 65) implementation of a no-visitor policy using a validated questionnaire to measure patient experience. Results revealed no significant difference in the percentage of patients reporting "no problems" (P < .05) in all questions. Patient experience was not adversely impacted by visitor restrictions enacted in response to COVID-19 on an oncology service, as measured by a questionnaire capturing common concerns among inpatients.

PMID:34377777 | PMC:PMC8323412 | DOI:10.1177/23743735211034620

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