Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for a scoping review investigating the impact of restricted visitation policies in hospitals enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients, family members and healthcare providers of hospitalised patients, and the approaches that have been taken to mitigate impact

InclusionExclusion
Any observational or interventional primary research study, including focus groups and qualitative inquires, as well as reviews, commentaries, editorials, opinions, case studies and case reports, or reports from expert advisory groupsThe study is a study protocol
The research report exceeds or is equal to 500 wordsThe research report is less than 500 words
The study’s population includes patients, their family members and/or healthcare providers of hospitalised adult patientsThe study’s population includes family members and/or healthcare providers of hospitalised children or neonates
The study reports on a restricted visitation policy in an acute care settingThe study reports on a restricted visitation policy in a long-term care facility or nursing home
The study’s outcome(s) are any perspectives, experiences or impacts on patients, family members or healthcare providers of hospitalised patientsThe study’s outcome is something other than any perspectives, experiences or impacts on patients, family members or healthcare providers of hospitalised patients
The study was conducted on restricted visitation policies enacted on or after 1 December 2019The study was conducted on restricted visitation policies enacted before 1 December 2019
The study presents unique insights which have not been previously published, or is the most recent and comprehensive analysis of the dataThe study which duplicates the results of an earlier published version of the study