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What is an aerosol-generating procedure?

JAMA Surgery

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What The Viewpoint Says: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has brought renewed urgency to the question of what constitutes an aerosol-generating procedure. Four factors that explain transmission risk during aerosol-generating medical procedures are discussed in this article.

Authors: Michael Klompas, M.D., M.P.H., of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.6643)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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