Healthcare Quarterly

Healthcare Quarterly 5(2) December 2001 : 77-84.doi:10.12927/hcq..16758
Ideas at Work

Mixed Gender Wards: What Does the Evidence Indicate?

Sharon Rogers

Abstract

Currently, hospital rooms on inpatient units at the University Health Network are designated to be either male or female, depending on the gender of the individual in the room. The practice upon admission to the ward has been to place new patients into rooms where the "roommate" is of the same gender.

 

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