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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

As coronavirus ravaged nursing homes, inspectors were not being tested.

Dolan J, Mejia B. Los Angeles Times. 2020;July 24.

Worker safety has ramifications for patient care in both routine and crisis situations. This story highlights a testing gap that has the potential to degrade efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes: the lack of coronavirus testing of inspectors visiting the facilities to assess infection prevention readiness.