Healthcare workers

Healthcare workers had higher incidences of SARS-CoV-2 infection and mental health conditions compared to the general population

A CITF-funded study, published in preprint and not yet peer-reviewed, found that healthcare workers (HCW) in Alberta had a higher incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection and of mental health issues compared to community members (referents) seen in pre-pandemic physician consultations who were matched on gender, age, and geographic location. Excess infection was most notable early in the pandemic and during the fifth (Omicron) wave.

2023-10-02T15:47:09-04:00October 2, 2023|Healthcare workers|

Cohort profiling of Canadian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

A CITF-funded study, published in preprint and not yet peer-reviewed, reported on the establishment of a longitudinal cohort of health care workers (HCWs) employed in hospitals, residential institutions, and the community. Researchers used the cohort to examine factors in the workplace that might serve to mitigate risk of either SARS-CoV-2 infection or mental distress related to work demands, availability of personal protective equipment, vaccination, and infection during the pandemic.

2023-04-28T11:57:54-04:00April 28, 2023|Healthcare workers|

Unvaccinated healthcare workers in contact with infected patients have increased risk of COVID-19

A CITF-funded study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine looked at the risk of infection among healthcare workers (HCW). It found that unvaccinated HCW who came into direct contact with patients with COVID-19 on a ward designated for care of infected patients, or who handled objects used by infected patients were at elevated risk.

2023-02-20T15:12:44-05:00February 20, 2023|Healthcare workers|
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