COVID-19 Infections Among Healthcare Personnel in the United States Veterans Health Administration, March to August, 2020

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 63(4), . 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002109

Nous avons étudié l’infection par le COVID-19 et les décès parmi le personnel de santé (PSS) de l’administration sanitaire des vétérans des États-Unis.

Objective:  We investigated COVID-19 infection and death among healthcare personnel (HCP) in the United States Veterans Health Administration. Methods:  HCP with positive Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction tests between March 1 and August 31, 2020 were included. Risk ratios were calculated for sex, age, race/ethnicity, Veteran status, occupation category, facility of employment by inpatient COVID-19 test percent positivity and death. Results:  Five thousand nine hundred twenty five HCP were COVID-19-infected out of 131,606 tested (4.5% positivity). Highest risk for COVID-19 infection included: HCP working in hospitals with more than 15% inpatient COVID-19 test positivity, nursing staff, non-Hispanic Black, and Hispanic or Latino HCP and HCP who were Veterans. Among 18 HCP who died after COVID-19 infection, male sex, age more than or equal to 65 years, and Veteran status were significant risk factors. Conclusions:  Robust national surveillance testing methods are needed to accurately monitor HCP COVID-19 infections and deaths to improve HCP safety.

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