Discontinuation of admission screening for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the impact on in-hospital clusters of COVID-19: Experience at a tertiary-care center

Hitoshi Honda, Masataka Nakagawa, Rie Nisida, Chiyo Shintani, Manami Hamagishi, Yuki Uehara, Mitsunaga Iwata, Yohei Doi

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Abstract

We evaluated the impact of discontinuing universal preadmission screening for severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on the occurrence of nosocomial clusters of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the SARS-CoV-2 o (omicron) variant period. No increasing trend in nosocomial clusters was observed during community-based surges before and after discontinuation. This finding supports the safety of the practice change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1880
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24-11-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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