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Due to the presence of COVID-19 in our community, visitor restrictions are in place for all Duke clinics and hospitals. For your safety and the safety of others, we recommend patients do not bring a visitor to Duke clinics, if at all possible. If a visitor must accompany a patient, only one individual over 12 years of age is allowed. Patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. Individuals with flu-like symptoms are not allowed. View the complete list of Visitor Restrictions.

Effective immediately, Duke Health is prioritizing and rescheduling some non-emergent or non-critical surgeries, procedures, and appointments. Check our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page for updates.

Patients Who Were Given Information About What to Do During Their Recovery at Home

The rates displayed in this graph are for discharges October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018. Source:

  • *The U.S. average includes all reporting hospitals in the United States.
  • **The N.C. average includes all reporting hospitals in the state of North Carolina.

What do these scores mean?

In a survey, patients were asked whether hospital staff had discussed the help they would need at home. Patients also indicated if they were given written information about symptoms or health problems to watch for during their recovery.

What are we doing to continue to improve our quality scores?