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COVID-19 대유행 동안의 병원 회피 현상 및 연관 요인

 전종욱  ;  김세주  ;  이수영  ;  장진구  ;  김찬형 
 Anxiety and Mood (대한불안의학회지), Vol.19(2) : 77-82, 2023-10 
Journal Title
Anxiety and Mood(대한불안의학회지)
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Patient behavior ; Global health crisis ; Patient experience ; Patient satisfaction ; Hospital infection control
Objective : During the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, hospital avoidance had a signifi cant impact on public health. We investigated the factors associated with hospital avoidance and explored practical strategies hospitals could employ to address this phenomenon.

Methods : We conducted a patient experience survey in a general hospital in Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between July 6, 2020, and July 20, 2020, a total of 842 patients who had previously visited hospitals before the COVID-19 outbreak participated. Self-reported hospital avoidance, factors associated with hospital avoidance, and satisfaction with the hospital’s infection control policies were the main outcomes. Binary logistic regression analysis was used to identify associated factors.

Results : Data indicated that 29.9% (n=252) of the respondents avoided visiting the hospital after the COVID-19 outbreak. Satisfaction with the hospital infection control policy (odds ratio [OR]=2.297, p<0.001), female sex (OR=1.619, p<0.05), and higher educational level (OR=1.884, p<0.001) were associated with hospital avoidance. The “entrance body temperature check” was the most satisfactory policy among the hospital’s in fection control policies.

Conclusion : To manage hospital avoidance during an infectious disease crisis, targeted policies for at-risk groups and hospital policies to reassure and satisfy patients are needed.
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Kim, Se Joo(김세주) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5438-8210
Kim, Chan Hyung(김찬형)
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