Nursing Homes This article by Gorges & Konetzka uses data from over 13,000 US nursing homes to determine whether case mix, facility characteristics, and community spread were associated with racial differences in COVID-19-associated deaths among residents. The study found that Read More
Resource Allocation This article by Kerr & Schmidt provides a review of existing literature related to ventilator rationing protocols with a focus on disadvantaged populations’ views on appropriate principles. While the authors identified a large number of ventilator triage guidelines Read More
Resource Allocation The National Academy of Medicine joined eight other national organizations in calling for governors, state health departments, and health system partners to prepare for implementation of crisis standards of care (CSC) during COVID-19 surge. The NAM recommendation comes Read More
Crisis Standards of Care This report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security analyses the experience of hospitals across New York City during the surge of COVID-19 patients in the city from April to June 2020 with a focus Read More
Hospital Staffing Shortages As reported in multiple sources, including this STAT article and this NPR article, hospitals across at least 25 states are experiencing critical staff shortages. While many of these hospitals have built up their reserves of other resources Read More
Vulnerable Populations This study by Clift, et al. from the United Kingdom assessed COVID-19 mortality risk among persons with Down syndrome. Down syndrome has not been included among known risk factors by UK or US health authorities, but it is Read More
Facilities This article by Bowblis and Applebaum analyses the prevalence of COVID-19 in nursing homes in Ohio, finding that prevalence was not associated with facility quality ratings. Due to factors including resident frailty and staff inability to social distance at Read More
Facilities This virtual presentation hosted by the Jefferson College of Public Health and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems addresses data, experiences, challenges, and recommendations related to crisis management in long-term care facilities during the pandemic. There is Read More
This news article is an opinion piece that challenges the idea that “better” nursing homes were less likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grabowski’s research teams concluded that the factors most predictive of a coronavirus outbreak are location Read More
This cross-sectional study examines associations between county prevalence data and characteristics of 3,357 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 25 states (341 Genesis facilities and 3,016 non-Genesis), including 64 Genesis SNFs which underwent universal testing. 118 (35%) Genesis and 640 (21.2%) Read More

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