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Clinical outcomes after admission of patients with COVID-19 to skilled nursing facilities

JAMA Internal Medicine

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: The results of this cohort study suggest that admission of COVID-19–positive patients into skilled nursing facilities early in the pandemic was associated with preventable COVID-19 cases and mortality among residents, particularly in facilities with potential staff and personal protective equipment shortages. The findings speak to the importance of equipping skilled nursing facilities to adhere to infection-control best practices as they continue to face COVID-19 strains and other respiratory diseases. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S., email

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