Parental presence and visiting policies in Italian pediatric intensive care units: A national survey*

@article{Giannini2011ParentalPA,
  title={Parental presence and visiting policies in Italian pediatric intensive care units: A national survey*},
  author={Alberto Giannini and Guido Miccinesi},
  journal={Pediatric Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={e46-e50}
}
Objective: To investigate parental presence and visiting policies in Italian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). Design: Descriptive survey. Setting: All 34 Italian PICUs. Patients: Patients were not involved in this work. Interventions: None. Measurements and Main Results: A questionnaire was sent to the unit heads. Response rate was 100%. Median daily visiting time for parents was 300 mins; for other visitors, it was 120 mins. Twelve percent of PICUs had unrestricted policies; 59% did not… Expand
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