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Article
April 1968

Preference of Ophthalmic Patients for Multi-Bedded Hospital Rooms

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia
From Glaucoma Service and Social Service Department, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(4):362-365. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040364002
Abstract

About 90% of patients admitted to the Wills Eye Hospital choose to be in rooms with other patients. Economic factors are of little importance in determining this preference. Patients' own opinions of their visual disability do not influence their choices. Younger patients are more attracted to multi-bedded rooms than older patients. The most important factor, however, strengthening the preference for multiple occupancy rooms is hospitalization itself.

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