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Journal Article

For-profit long-term care homes and the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and resident deaths.

Stall NM, Jones A, Brown KA, et al. CMAJ. 2020;192(33):e946-e955 .

The authors conducted a retrospective study of all long-term care facilities in Ontario, Canada, to explore the association between for-profit status and the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths between March 29 and May 20, 2020. Results indicate that, compared to nonprofit facilities, for-profit status is associated with the extent of an outbreak and the number of resident deaths but not with the likelihood of an outbreak.