Time to a Negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR Predicts Delayed Return to Work After Medical Leave in COVID-19 Infected Health Care Workers

Source avec lien : Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 63(11). 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002336

L’objectif de cette étude était d’étudier si le retour au travail (RTW) des travailleurs de santé après le COVID-19 était associé au temps nécessaire pour obtenir un test de détection virale négatif.

Objective:  To investigate whether HCWs return to work (RTW) after COVID-19 was associated with time to a negative viral detection test. Methods:  To evaluate the association of RTW with an undetectable RT-PCR adjusting for different factors. Results:  Three hundred seventy-five HCWs who required medical leave for COVID-19 at a hospital in Madrid. Multivariable analyses confirmed the association of delayed RTW with interval to negative PCR (ORadj 1.12, 95% CI 1.08, 1.17) as well as age, sex, and nursing staff and clinical support services compared to physicians. A predictive model based on those variables is proposed, which had an area under the receiver operating curve of 0.82. Conclusions:  Delayed RTW was associated with longer interval to a negative RT-PCR after symptom onset, adjusting for occupational category, age, and sex.

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