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Journal Article

Reducing nosocomial transmission of COVID-19: implementation of a COVID-19 triage system.

Wake RM, Morgan M, Choi J, et al. Clin Med (Lond). 2020;20(5):e141-e145.

Health systems are undertaking various approaches to reduce nosocomial transmission of COVID-19. Using data from one NHS hospital, the authors found that 6.8% of patients developed hospital-acquired COVID-19 between March and May 2020. The authors describe the implementation of a triage system using clinical assessment, rapid targeted testing, and patient cohorting to reduce nosocomial transmission.