Health impact of hospital restrictions on seriously ill hospitalized patients: lessons from the Toronto SARS outbreak.

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BACKGROUND Restrictions on non-urgent hospital care imposed to control the 2003 Toronto severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak led to substantial disruptions in hospital clinical practice, admission, and transfer patterns. OBJECTIVES We assessed whether there were unintended health consequences to seriously ill hospitalized patients. STUDY DESIGN… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181792525

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@article{Stukel2008HealthIO, title={Health impact of hospital restrictions on seriously ill hospitalized patients: lessons from the Toronto SARS outbreak.}, author={Th{\'e}r{\`e}se A. Stukel and Michael John Schull and Astrid Guttmann and David A. Alter and Ping Li and M J Vermeulen and Douglas G Manuel and Merrick Zwarenstein}, journal={Medical care}, year={2008}, volume={46 9}, pages={991-7} }