COVID-19 Test Result Turnaround Time for Residents, Staff in US Nursing Homes

JAMA Internal Medicine

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: 11 A.M. (ET), FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2020

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What The Study Did: This study used the Medicare COVID-19 Nursing Home Database, a federally mandated weekly survey of all Medicare-certified skilled nursing facilities, to examine facility-reported test result turnaround time.

Authors: Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S., of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.7330)

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Darpun D. Sachdev, MD, Population Health Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 356 Seventh St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (darpun.sachdev@sfdph.org).