Intensity of COVID-19 in care homes following hospital discharge in the early stages of the UK epidemic

  title={Intensity of COVID-19 in care homes following hospital discharge in the early stages of the UK epidemic},
  author={Joe Hollinghurst and Laura North and Chris Emmerson and Ashley Akbari and Fatemeh Torabi and Christopher Williams and Ronan A. Lyons and Alan G Hawkes and Ed Bennett and Michael B. Gravenor and Richard Fry},
  journal={Age and Ageing},
Background A defining feature of the COVID-19 pandemic in many countries was the tragic extent to which care home residents were affected, and the difficulty preventing introduction and subsequent spread of infection. Management of risk in care homes requires good evidence on the most important transmission pathways. One hypothesised route at the start of the pandemic, prior to widespread testing, was transfer of patients from hospitals, which were experiencing high levels of nosocomial events… 



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