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dc.contributor.authorHealth Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-31T12:03:29Z
dc.date.available2020-06-15T13:54:11Z
dc.date.available2020-07-23T13:22:23Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T11:56:17Z
dc.date.available2020-07-31T12:03:29Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/627798
dc.descriptionResidential care facilities (RCFs) in Ireland and across the world have been affected by outbreaks of COVID-19.(1, 2) Residents of RCFs are at higher risk of acquiring COVID-19 and RCFs are vulnerable to outbreaks.(1, 3) An analysis of thirteen countries where there have been more than 100 deaths from COVID-19 (Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, South Korea, Sweden, England and Wales and the United States) estimates that the number of deaths due to COVID 19 in RCFs as a percentage of all deaths due to COVID-19, ranges from 24% in Hungary to 82% in Canada.(1) In response to this crisis, ministries of health and other agencies have published interim guidance for RCFs on the prevention and management of COVID-19 cases and outbreaks. This guidance is being updated frequently due to the novel nature of the virus and the scale of mortality and morbidity in RCFs. To inform guidance development by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and decision making by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET), the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) is undertaking an ongoing rapid review of guidance for RCFs in the context of COVID-19. The review summarises recommendations that have been issued internationally to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect healthcare workers and residents.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHealth Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectCORONAVIRUSen_US
dc.subjectINFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROLen_US
dc.subjectRESIDENTIAL CAREen_US
dc.subjectNURSING HOMESen_US
dc.titleRapid review of public health guidance for infection prevention and control measures in residential care facilities in the context of COVID-19 [v3.3]en_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.language.rfc3066English
refterms.dateFOA2020-06-15T13:54:12Z


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