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Byhoff E, Paulus JK, Guardado R
Healthcare workers' perspectives on coronavirus testing availability: a cross sectional survey.
This article describes a survey that was conducted during the first wave of the COVID pandemic during March-August 2020 of hospital workers on their perceptions of, access to, and receipt of COVID testing. A survey was given to all hospital employees in a single academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. A total of 2543 employees responded to the survey. Respondents were mostly female (76%), white (55%), with the mean age being 40 years. They were nurses (27%), administrators (22%), and patient support roles (22%) of which 56% of respondents wanted COVID testing. Age, full-time status, employment tenure, changes in quality of life, changes in job duties, and worries about enough sick paid leave were associated with testing. Nurses were more likely to want testing than administrators and patient support staff.
Citation: Byhoff E, Paulus JK, Guardado R . Healthcare workers' perspectives on coronavirus testing availability: a cross sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Jul 21;21(1):719. doi: 10.1186/s12913-021-06741-5..
Keywords: COVID-19, Diagnostic Safety and Quality, Provider: Health Personnel, Public Health