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dc.contributor.authorLawton, T
dc.contributor.authorButler, M
dc.contributor.authorPeters, C
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-10T12:50:48Z
dc.date.available2022-01-10T12:50:48Z
dc.date.issued2022-02
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701
dc.identifier.otherPMC8631043
dc.identifier.other34861313
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332552
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: The rate of hospital-acquired coronavirus disease 2019 has reduced from 14.3% to 4.2% over the last year, but substantial differences still exist between English National Health Service (NHS) hospital trusts. METHODS: This study assessed rates of hospital-acquired infection (HAI), comparing NHS hospital trusts using airborne respiratory protection (e.g. FFP3 masks) for all staff, as a marker of measures to reduce airborne spread, with NHS hospital trusts using mainly droplet precautions (e.g. surgical masks). RESULTS/DISCUSSION: The use of respiratory protective equipment was associated with a 33% reduction in the odds of HAI in the Delta wave, and a 21% reduction in the odds of HAI in the Alpha wave (P<0.00001). It is recommended that all hospitals should prioritize airborne mitigation.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.sourceessn: 1532-2939
dc.sourcenlmid: 8007166
dc.titleAirborne protection for staff is associated with reduced hospital-acquired COVID-19 in English NHS trusts.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-10T12:50:48Z
prism.publicationNameJ Hosp Infect
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.80002
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-24
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jhin.2021.11.018
rioxxterms.versionVoR
dc.contributor.orcidLawton, Tom [0000-0003-1351-8127]
dc.identifier.eissn1532-2939
cam.issuedOnline2021-11-30


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