Outcomes from an infectious disease physician-guided evaluation of hospitalized persons under investigation for COVID-19 at a large US academic medical center

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Outcomes from an infectious disease physician-guided evaluation of hospitalized persons under investigation for COVID-19 at a large US academic medical center

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We describe an approach to the evaluation and isolation of hospitalized persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 at a large U.S. academic medical center. Only a small proportion (2.9%) of PUIs with one or more repeat SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid tests (NATs) after a negative NAT were diagnosed with COVID-19 infection.

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2020-08-24

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Dugdale, C. M., S. E. Turbett, S. M. McCluskey, K. C. Zachary, E. S. Shenoy, A. L. Ciaranello, R. P. Walensky, E. S. Rosenberg, M. N. Anahtar, D. C. Hooper, and E. P. Hyle. 2020. "Outcomes from an infectious disease physician-guided evaluation of hospitalized persons under investigation for COVID-19 at a large US academic medical center." Infection control and hospital epidemiology:1-10.

Abstract

We describe an approach to the evaluation and isolation of hospitalized persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 at a large U.S. academic medical center. Only a small proportion (2.9%) of PUIs with one or more repeat SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid tests (NATs) after a negative NAT were diagnosed with COVID-19 infection.

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