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Why psychiatry is different--challenges and difficulties in managing a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in hospital care.

Rovers JJE, van de Linde LS, Kenters N, et al. Why psychiatry is different - challenges and difficulties in managing a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in hospital care. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020;9(1):190. doi:10.1186/s13756-020-00853-z.

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January 20, 2021
Rovers JJE, van de Linde LS, Kenters N, et al. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020;9(1):190.

Health systems are undertaking various approaches to reduce nosocomial transmission of COVID-19. This study found that psychiatric departments may be more susceptible to hospital-acquired COVID-19 due to treating high-risk populations, lower adherence to infection prevention policies, inadequate environmental changes, and organizational policy challenges.   

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Rovers JJE, van de Linde LS, Kenters N, et al. Why psychiatry is different - challenges and difficulties in managing a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in hospital care. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020;9(1):190. doi:10.1186/s13756-020-00853-z.

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