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Estimates of the rate of infection and mortality by COVID-19 in care homes for older people in Brazil

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Contact Patrick Alexander Wachholz
Institution web pagehttps://www.fmb.unesp.br/#!/ensino/pos-graduacao/mestrado-academico-e-doutorado/programas-de-pos-graduacao/pgpesquisaclinica/
Host institution Professional Master´s degree in Clinical Research centre, Medical School (FMB) of São Paulo State University (Unesp), Botucatu Campus 
Team members Patrick A. Wachholz  (Unesp), Virgilio Garcia Moreira (UERJ), Déborah Oliveira (UNIFESP), Helena Akemi Wada Watanabe (USP), Paulo J.F. Villas Boas (Unesp)
Project Summary

Aims: This study aimed to describe the infection and mortality rates related to COVID-19 in older people living in Brazilian care homes.

Methods : A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted using primary and secondary data sources. Nationwide care home administrators were invited to report the occurrence of infection and mortality related to COVID-19 infection from April to August 2020 using an online questionnaire. State Public Prosecutor Offices, State Health Departments, and the Unified Social Assistance System were also contacted for information. Data analysis involved descriptive statistics.

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A preprint (1st version) is available at  https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1032, this paper was accepted and will be published soon in Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging (www.ggaging.com). Versions were published in LTCcovid. see: https://ltccovid.org/2020/09/14/updated-report-covid-19-situation-in-brazilian-care-homes-and-actions-taken-to-mitigate-infection-and-reduce-mortality/

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Estimates of the rate of infection and mortality by COVID-19 in care homes for older people in Brazil