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dc.creatorAlajmi, Jameela
dc.creatorJeremijenko, Andrew M.
dc.creatorAbraham, Joji C.
dc.creatorAlishaq, Moza
dc.creatorConcepcion, Elli Gabriel
dc.creatorAjwad Butt, Adeel
dc.creatorAbou-Samra, Abdul-Badi
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-22T17:43:27Z
dc.date.available2020-09-22T17:43:27Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.identifier.issn1201-9712spa
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.027spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12010/13592
dc.description.abstractBackground: Our aim was to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 infection in healthcare workers (HCW) in a national healthcare system and to understand the risk factors for infection. Methods: The study was conducted at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, a national healthcare system with 14 hospitals and >28,000 employees, between March 10-June 24, 2020. Data on COVID19+ HCW were retrieved from the electronic health records and employment records, followed by an email survey and a focused telephone interview. Results: Among 16,912 HCW tested, 10.6% tested positive. Hospitalization rate was 11.6%, 1.3% required supplemental oxygen, 0.6% needed intensive care unit admission and 0.3% required mechanical ventilation. There were no deaths. In a follow-up survey of 393 HCW, 5% reported acquiring infection at a COVID-19-designated facility and 95% at a non-COVID-19 facility having acquired the infection through accidental exposure to a colleague (45%) or a patient (29%). Full PPE adherence was 82% at COVID-19-designated but only 68% at non-COVID-19 facilities. Conclusions: COVID-19 infection among HCW often occurs among those not directly working with COVID-19 patients. PPE use is less stringent in such settings. Risk of exposure and need for strict PPE must be stressed upon all HCW in all settings.spa
dc.format.extent15 páginasspa
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfspa
dc.language.isoengspa
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Infectious Diseasesspa
dc.sourcereponame:Expeditio Repositorio Institucional UJTLspa
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozanospa
dc.subjectCOVID-19spa
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2spa
dc.subjectHealthcare workersspa
dc.subjectQatarspa
dc.titleCOVID-19 infection among healthcare workers in a national healthcare system: The Qatar experiencespa
dc.type.localArtículospa
dc.subject.lembSíndrome respiratorio agudo gravespa
dc.subject.lembCOVID-19spa
dc.subject.lembSARS-CoV-2spa
dc.subject.lembCoronavirusspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.09.027spa
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