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Evidence of respiratory infection transmission within physician offices could inform outpatient infection control.

Neprash HT, Sheridan B, Jena AB, et al. Evidence of respiratory infection transmission within physician offices could inform outpatient infection control. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021;40(8):1321-1327. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01594

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September 1, 2021
Neprash HT, Sheridan B, Jena AB, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021;40(8):1321-1327.

The COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in the use of telehealth in order to limit patient exposure to the virus. Findings from this study highlight the value of telehealth visits for patients with suspected respiratory infections to prevent further transmission. Researchers found that patients exposed to influenza-like illness in primary care office settings were more likely than nonexposed patients to return with a similar illness within two weeks.

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Neprash HT, Sheridan B, Jena AB, et al. Evidence of respiratory infection transmission within physician offices could inform outpatient infection control. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021;40(8):1321-1327. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01594