COVID-19 And Nursing Home Care In The US: Regional Differences Associated With Disparities In Race, Ethnicity And Community And Facility Characteristics

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Sandi Lane Ph.D., Assistant Professor (Creator)
Adam Hege PhD, Assistant Professor (Contributor)
Trent Spaulding, Assistant Professor (Contributor)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Purpose: To investigate U.S. nursing homes associated COVID-19 cases in relation to county-level and nursing home facility characteristics. Study Motivation: As of July 2020, there were approximately 1.3 million people residing in 15,483 nursing homes in the United States. Nursing homes account for approximately 40% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, and many individuals residing in nursing homes have underlying respiratory conditions, making them especially susceptible to increased severity and harm from the virus. Infection control deficiencies are the most common deficiency nursing homes receive with almost 40% of the nation's nursing homes having at least one infection control deficiency in 2017. Media reports indicate that nursing homes that have more staff shortages, and experience more survey deficiencies have a larger number of staff and residents who are positive for COVID-19.

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Lane, S., Hege, A., Spaulding, T., Iyer, L., & Sugg, M. (2020). COVID-19 and Nursing Home Care in the U.S.: Regional Differences Associated With Disparities in Race, Ethnicity and Community and Facility Characteristics (Presentation). RECAPP 2020, The Office of Research. NC Docks permission granted by authors.
Language: English
Date: 2020
RECAPP 2020, Nursing homes, COVID-19, multi-level models, ethnic-racial disparities, spatial analysis

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