Impact of healthcare worker shift scheduling on workforce preservation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dan M. Kluger, Yariv Aizenbud, Ariel Jaffe, Fabio Parisi, Lilach Aizenbud, Eyal Minsky-Fenick, Jonathan M. Kluger, Shelli Farhadian, Harriet M. Kluger, Yuval Kluger*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Reducing severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections among healthcare workers is critical. We ran Monte Carlo simulations modeling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in non–COVID-19 wards, and we found that longer nursing shifts and scheduling designs in which teams of nurses and doctors co-rotate no more frequently than every 3 days can lead to fewer infections.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1443-1445
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume41
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

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