Research Articles

The effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions on outbreaks of COVID-19 in aged care and long-term care facilities: A meta-analysis

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Abstract

A review on the use of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI) was conducted in long-term care facilities. The use of personal protective equipment, isolation and re-testing of COVID-19 were protective against the infection. Facilities which implemented NPIs prior to the outbreak had fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, odds ratio=0.70. Re-testing of asymptomatic people during outbreaks is crucial.     

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COVID-19PPEaged care facilitieslong-term care facilities
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 3
  • DOI: 10.31646/gbio.118
  • Submitted on 5 Jun 2021
  • Published on 6 Jul 2021
  • Peer Reviewed