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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Infections and Deaths Across U.S. Nursing Homes

Li, Y., Cen, X., Cai, X., Temkin-Greener, H.

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Peer Review Study

Data Collection and Analysis
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This cross-sectional analysis uses national nursing home COVID-19 reports linked to other data to determine racial/ethnic disparities in weekly country of new COVID-19 cases and deaths among nursing home residents or staff. The study found that nursing homes caring for a disproportionately higher number of racial/ethnic minority residents reported more weekly new COVID-19 confirmed cases and/or deaths. Authors suggest immediate actions are needed to address these system-level disparities.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

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