Overcoming Additional Barriers to Care for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Patients During COVID-19

Autor/a: MCKEE, Michael; MORAN, Christa; ZAZOVE, Philip
Año: 2020
Editorial: JAMA Otolaryngoligy-Head & Neck Surgery, 146(9), 781-782
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


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The arrival of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the United States in early 2020 disrupted traditional clinical services and care. Health care institutions largely focused on managing the surge of COVID-19 patients while minimizing the risk of exposure and spread to those without the virus. To protect clinicians and patients, institutions mandated personal protective equipment for everyone, implemented visitation restrictions that bar visitors from assisting their loved ones in medical settings, and eliminated in-person medical interpreters.