• Last updated: Wed, Feb 8, 2023Status: Published
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  • Jenna Najar, Rasmus Broms, Marina Nistotskaya, and Carl Dahlström

Predictors of COVID-19 outcomes among residents of Swedish long-term care facilities—a nationwide study of the year 2020

What is the primary question addressed by this study? This study examines predictors for SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 death among residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs), using Swedish nation-wide data for the whole pandemic year of 2020.

What is the main finding of this study? We found that several factors were associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 death. All-cause dementia was a particularly strong predictor of COVID-19 death, especially among those aged 65-75 years.

What is the meaning of the finding? These results provide important information on individual-level risk factors associated with negative COVID-19 outcomes, which is essential for adequate risk management in LTCFs during this and future pandemics.

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