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posted on 03.08.2022, 13:18 authored by Alan MartinAlan Martin, N Boyle, J Cooke, SP Kennelly, R Martin, M Mulroy, M O'Connor, S O'Keeffe, D O'Neill
Residents in nursing home care have borne a disproprtionate morbidity and mortality in the COVID-19 pandemic in comparison to the general population. Although the high rate of infection, morbidity and mortality in older people living in nursing homes may be attributable to increased levels of frailty and comorbidity in residents, the physical infrastructure and governance structures within nursing homes is also likely to be highly significant. The authors present, on behalf of Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine, a position paper on changes that should be implemented to enhance the safety and quality of care for nursing home residents in Ireland.

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The original article is available at https://www.imj.ie/

Published Citation

Martin A. et al. Responding to needs of residents in long term care in Ireland. Ir Med J. 2020;113(9):181

Publication Date

1 October 2020

Department/Unit

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Medicine

Publisher

Irish Medical Association

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  • Published Version (Version of Record)