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Predicting Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection Risk and Related Risk Drivers in Nursing Homes: A Machine Learning Approach

Sun, C. L. F., Zuccarelli, E., Zerhouni, E. G. A., Lee, J., Muller, J., Scott, K.M., Lujan, A.M., Levi, R.

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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This is a retrospective cohort study that was used to inform COVID-19 infection prevention measures by identifying and assessing risk and possible vectors of infection in nursing homes (NHs) using a machine-learning approach. The strongest predictors of COVID-19 infection were identified as the county’s infection rate and the number of separate units in the NH; other predictors included the county’s population density, historical health deficiencies, and resident density. In addition, the NH’s historical percentage of non-Hispanic white residents was identified as a protective factor. The study concluded that a machine-learning model can help quantify and predict infection risk.

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Outcomes of Interest

Improve Data Infrastructure

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People Living in Congregate Housing

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