Challenges in hospital-acquired coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surveillance and attribution of infection source.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We performed surveillance for hospital-acquired COVID-19 (HA-COVID-19) and compared time-based, electronic definitions to real-time adjudication of the most likely source of acquisition. Without real-time adjudication, nearly 50% of HA-COVID-19 cases identified using electronic definitions were misclassified. Both electronic and traditional contact tracing methods likely underestimated the incidence of HA-COVID-19.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lewis, SS; Kalu, IC; Seidelman, J; Anderson, DJ; Moehring, RW; Smith, BA; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • August 2, 2021

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 4

PubMed ID

  • 34338172

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8367862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2021.353


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States