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Severe staffing and personal protective equipment shortages faced by nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

McGarry BE, Grabowski DC, Barnett ML. Severe staffing and personal protective equipment shortages faced by nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Aff (Milwood). Epub 2020 Aug 20. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01269.

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September 16, 2020
McGarry BE, Grabowski DC, Barnett ML. Health Aff (Milwood). 2020;39(10):1812-1821.
Based on data from the CMS COVID-19 Nursing Home Database, this study found that more than 20% of nursing homes report a severe shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and shortage of staff; rates for staffing and PPE did not improve from May to July of 2020. Nursing homes with COVID-19 cases among residents and staff, and those with lower quality scores, were more likely to report shortages.
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McGarry BE, Grabowski DC, Barnett ML. Severe staffing and personal protective equipment shortages faced by nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Aff (Milwood). Epub 2020 Aug 20. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.01269.