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Commentary on: Houghton C, Meskell P, Delaney H, et al. Barriers and facilitators to healthcare workers’ adherence with infection prevention and control (IPC) guidelines for respiratory infectious diseases: a rapid qualitative evidence synthesis (Review) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 4. Art. No: CD013582. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013582.
Implications for practice and research
Healthcare workers find it easier to implement infection prevention and control guidelines when they have easy access to personal protective equipment; mandatory training is in place for all staff; and they find the workplace culture supportive.
More research in non-hospital settings is needed.
COVID-19 is a respiratory pathogen estimated to be 30–60 times more lethal than typical annual influenza. The current outbreak is globally distributed and has been characterised as a pandemic by the WHO since March 2020. Rigorous infection control practices are essential to reducing transmission rates.1 This review focused on factors which …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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