COVID-19 Impact

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Impact of the initial response to COVID-19 on long-term care for people with intellectual disability: an interrupted time series analysis of incident reports.

Schuengel C, Tummers J, Embregts PJCM, et al. J Intellect Disabil Res. 2020;Epub Sept 22.

Patient safety reporting systems are essential to detecting safety events and quality problems. This study compared incident reporting at one Dutch long-term care facility for people with intellectual disabilities before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lockdown measures implemented in response to COVID-19 coincided with an increase in aggression incidents and a decrease in medication error reports.