Assessing severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) preparedness in US community hospitals: A forgotten entity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We performed a cross-sectional survey of infection preventionists in 60 US community hospitals between April 22 and May 8, 2020. Several differences in hospital preparedness for SARS-CoV-2 emerged with respect to personal protective equipment conservation strategies, protocols related to testing, universal masking, and restarting elective procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Advani, SD; Baker, E; Cromer, A; Wood, B; Crawford, KL; Crane, L; Adcock, L; Roach, L; Padgette, P; Anderson, DJ; Sexton, DJ; CDC Prevention Epicenter Program,

Published Date

  • May 1, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 600 - 603

PubMed ID

  • 33023688

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7582016

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2020.1238


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States