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Table 2 Survey hospital visiting hour policies, by hospital location

From: Visitation policies and practices in US ICUs

  Hospital location
Category Hospital-wide ICU
Any restriction present 463 (76.4) 543 (89.6)
Number of restrictions (maximum of 5) 1.4 ± 1.2 2.8 ± 1.5
Restrictions present   
   Visiting hours 448 (75.2) 487 (80.4)
   Visit duration 42 (7.1) 239 (39.4)
   Visitor number 134 (22.5) 408 (67.3)
   Immediate family members 23 (3.9) 147 (24.3)
   Based on visitor age 160 (26.9) 387 (63.9)
Allow exceptions to policy - 474 (94.8)
   Visiting hours - 410 (82.8)
   Visit duration - 222 (44.9)
   Visitor number - 372 (75.2)
   Immediate family members - 132 (26.7)
   Based on visitor age - 332 (66.8)
  1. Data presented as number (percentage) or mean ± standard deviation.