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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Newspaper/Magazine Article

When COVID-19 hit, many elderly were left to die.

Stevis-Gridneff M, Apuzzo M, Pronczuk M. New York Times. 2020;August 8.

Residential care facilities have been challenged by COVID-19. This story examines the weakness of care processes in nursing homes in Europe that have been revealed due to the pandemic. Data gaps, resource allocation choices, and hospital space considerations are noted situations that have resulted in unintended consequences, reducing the safety of care for this at-risk population