Accession Number : ADA186118

Title :   A Visitor Control Policy for Martin Army Hospital,

Corporate Author : MARTIN GENERAL HOSPITAL FORT BENNING GA

Personal Author(s) : Ginn, James P

PDF Url : ADA186118

Report Date : 05 Apr 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : The following conclusions were reached: (1) That visitors can have an impact on patient care, specifically as it permits to length of stay; (2) That good visiting, and the visitor policy designed for Martin Army Hospital based on the survey, mandates visitor control as part of the program; (3) That because of the proximity of the parking areas to the primary entrances, no additional staff entrances are needed, therefore no special locking devices for any auxillary entrances need be considered; (4) That the survey results supported there is a difference in the way patients desire to be visited by the immediate family member, the other relative, and the good friend; (5) That the survey results supported there is a difference in the patient's visiting preferences from the time they are outpatient until they have been hospitalized at least three days; and (6) That the visitor control program as depicted in the visitor regulation and visitor brochure incorporates the feeling of patients, as well as the current literature on the subject of visiting and therefore should be the visitor policy for this facility.

Descriptors :   *HOSPITALS, *POLICIES, CONTROL, DOCUMENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, IMPACT, PATIENTS, SURVEYS, REGULATIONS, MILITARY MEDICINE, ARMY PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE