In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinic employees have needed to alter the methods through which they see sufferers in particular person in order that they continue to be protected.
Researchers performed a examine to find out affected person and employees perceptions of a course of that allowed sufferers, after check-in, to seek out their very own examination rooms. Many of the 1,561 sufferers surveyed on this examine most well-liked self-rooming, particularly amongst sufferers aged 65 years and youthful and in household medication clinics.
Few sufferers stated they felt much less welcomed, much less cared about, extra remoted, extra misplaced or confused, or extra annoyed with self-rooming in comparison with escorted-rooming. Over half of employees most well-liked self-rooming and thought most sufferers did as properly.
American Academy of Household Physicians
Ramly, E., et al. (2023) Major Care Sufferers’ and Workers’s Perceptions of Self-Rooming as Various to Ready Rooms. The Annals of Household Drugs. doi.org/10.1370/afm.2909.