Norwegian researchers: More full-time employees provide better infection control in nursing homes

NursesPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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If one is to succeed in limiting coronavirus in nursing homes, more people must be employed in full-time positions. That is the conclusion of a group of researchers.

The researchers have investigated infection in nursing homes on behalf of the state-supported Corona commission and have given several clear recommendations, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports.

Research leader Frode F. Jacobsen points out that many part-time employees with multiple employers increase the risk of getting the infection into the nursing homes and spreading the infection between institutions.

“People have had positions across municipal boundaries, small job positions at several nursing homes. Some may have worked both in the restaurant industry and in nursing homes. This has made nursing homes very vulnerable and has been a frequent topic when we have interviewed people,” he said.

The municipalities’ employers’ organization KS believes the researchers’ conclusions are interesting but says the measures proposed would be costly.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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