Removing the barrier that surgical masks create can help protect the patient-physician relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the authors of a trial in JAMA Surgery.
New surgical outpatients were randomly assigned to a surgeon wearing either a clear mask or a covered mask. Fifteen surgeons at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, participated in the trial, which enrolled 200 patients.
Slomski A. Clear Surgical Masks Create More Positive Interactions With Patients. JAMA. 2021;325(20):2039. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.6793
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: