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dc.contributor.authorTanhehco, Yvette C
dc.contributor.authorAlsammak, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorChhibber, Vishesh
dc.contributor.authorIbeh, Nnaemeka
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yanhua
dc.contributor.authorStephens, Laura D
dc.contributor.authorNoland, Daniel K
dc.contributor.authorWu, Ding Wen
dc.contributor.authorZantek, Nicole D
dc.contributor.authorDeChristopher, Phillip J
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Marisa Claudia Saint
dc.contributor.authorLu, Wen
dc.contributor.authorWehrli, Gay
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-13T14:42:57Z
dc.date.available2024-05-13T14:42:57Z
dc.date.issued2024-06-01
dc.identifier.citationTanhehco YC, Alsammak M, Chhibber V, Ibeh N, Li Y, Stephens LD, Noland DK, Wu DW, Zantek ND, DeChristopher PJ, Martin MCS, Lu W, Wehrli G. Apheresis practice variation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of a survey. J Clin Apher. 2024 Jun;39(3):e22109. doi: 10.1002/jca.22109. PMID: 38634419.en_US
dc.identifier.eissn1098-1101
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jca.22109en_US
dc.identifier.pmid38634419
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/53343
dc.description.abstractBackground: The COVID-19 pandemic affected healthcare delivery across all specialties including apheresis. To describe the changes in apheresis service practices that occurred during the pandemic, the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) Apheresis Medicine Attending Physician Subcommittee conducted a survey study. Study design and methods: A 32-question survey was designed and distributed to 400 ASFA physician members on September 7, 2022. Attending physicians responded to questions about whether and how apheresis service practices changed during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the time period prior to the pandemic in terms of: (1) procedure types and volumes, (2) patient consultation workflow, and (3) the use of telemedicine. Descriptive analyses were reported as number and frequency of responses. Results: The survey response rate was 13.8% (55/400). Of these respondents, 96.4% (53/55) were attending physicians. The majority of respondents (42/53, 79.2%) indicated that the types of procedures performed during COVID-19 compared to pre-pandemic did not change. Most frequently for apheresis procedure volume, respondents reported: no change in their monthly inpatient volume (21/47, 44.7%) and a decrease in their monthly outpatient volume (28/46, 60.9%). Prior to COVID-19, 75.0% (30/40) of respondents performed consultations at bedside for inpatients and 67.4% (29/43) performed consultations at bedside for outpatients. Bedside consultations decreased in both settings during the pandemic but were still most frequently performed by attending physicians. At the same time, the use of telemedicine increased for 15.4% of survey respondents during COVID-19. Conclusion: Some, but not all, respondents observed or made changes to their apheresis service during the COVID-19 pandemic. A subset of changes, such as increased utilization of telemedicine, may persist.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Clinical Apheresisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1002/jca.22109en_US
dc.rights© 2024 Wiley Periodicals LLC.en_US
dc.subjectCOVID‐19en_US
dc.subjectapheresis physicianen_US
dc.subjecttelemedicineen_US
dc.subjecttherapeutic apheresisen_US
dc.titleApheresis practice variation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of a surveyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of clinical apheresis
dc.source.volume39
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpagee22109
dc.source.endpage
dc.source.countryUnited States
dc.identifier.journalJournal of clinical apheresis
dc.contributor.departmentMedicineen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPathologyen_US


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