The Effectiveness of Visitor Management in Hospitals

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The authors wish to acknowledge the members of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation for their support, insight, and feedback. The authors would also like to express their appreciation to the IAHSS membership, particularly those who submitted a survey or participated in an interview. Additional thanks are extended to Karim Vellani, Dr. Robert Emery, and Feng Zhang.

Author Information:

Dr. Sadie Conway is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health. She is an occupational epidemiologist and has contributed to several initiatives focused on improving worker safety and security.

Dr. Lisa Pompeii is a Senior Faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. She is an occupational epidemiologist and an occupational health nurse with a research focus in occupational health and injury in healthcare workers.

Corresponding Author:

Sadie Conway, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
School of Public Health
Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences
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Houston, TX 77030
Office: 713-500-9262

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