Nosocomial COVID: the moral and clinical imperative for worldwide data collection and action

Int J Qual Health Care. 2022 Jun 18;34(2):mzac051. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzac051.

Abstract

There is a wide disparity worldwide in data collection and sharing of rates of hospital-acquired coronavirus disease (COVID). There is an ethical imperative that such information is systematically gathered, distributed and acted on to reduce rates of this form of preventable and devastating transmission during a pandemic.

Keywords: data collection; data sharing; healthcare-acquired infection; nosocomial COVID.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection* / epidemiology
  • Cross Infection* / prevention & control
  • Data Collection
  • Humans
  • Morals
  • SARS-CoV-2