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The perception of patient safety in an alternate site of care for elective surgery during the first wave of the novel coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom: a survey of 158 patients.

Lee G, Clough OT, Walker JA, et al. Patient Safety Surg. 2021;15(1):11.

In an effort to continue planned and elective procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Health Service utilized alternate “clean” hospital sites which did not admit or treat patients with COVID-19. This study found that although patient concerns about undergoing elective procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic were common, the majority of these patients reported high levels of confidence and satisfaction in the precautions in place at these “clean” sites to protect their safety.