Sims BM, Patel AD, Garnica BG, Faraj MT, Tang A, Parsons T, Hoegler JJ, and Day CS. Effect of elective surgery cancellations during the COVID-19 pandemic on patients' activity, anxiety and pain. Br J Surg 2021.
The British journal of surgery
Patient's perspectives and changes in symptoms after cancellation of their elective procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic were analysed. Most patients experienced no change in symptoms, but women and black patients experienced adverse impacts at higher rates than other groups.
Medical Subject Headings
Activities of Daily Living; Anxiety; COVID-19; Elective Surgical Procedures; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Midwestern United States; Pain; Pandemics; Patient Preference; Surveys and Questionnaires
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