A coordinated on-site MP of nursing homes with COVID-19 outbreaks achieved a higher SOPC rate, and a reduction in referrals to hospital, thus ensuring rigorous but also humanistic and gentle care to residents.
Effectiveness of a On-site Medicalization Program for Nursing Homes With COVID-19 Outbreaks
M Bernabeu-Wittel, MD, PhD, J E Ternero-Vega, MD, M D Nieto-Martín, MD, PhD, L Moreno-Gaviño, MD, PhD, C Conde-Guzmán, MD, PhD, J Delgado-Cuesta, MD, PhD, M Rincón-Gómez, MD, PhD, P Díaz-Jiménez, MD, L Giménez-Miranda, MD, J M Lomas-Cabezas, MD, PhD, M M Muñoz-García, MD, S Calzón-Fernández, MD, PhD, M Ollero-Baturone, MD, PhD. (2021). Effectiveness of a On-site Medicalization Program for Nursing Homes With COVID-19 Outbreaks, The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, Volume 76, Issue 3, Pages e19–e27. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glaa192. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32738140; PMCID: PMC7454360.
Nursing homes are highly vulnerable to the occurrence of COVID-19 outbreaks, which result in high lethality rates. Most of them are not prepared to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic.