Long-Term Care during COVID-19: A Special Look under the Hood

Healthc Policy. 2022 Jun;17(SP):6-7. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2022.26859.


Long-term care (LTC) is an OFT-overlooked critical component of provinces' health and social care systems. Its residents have borne a disproportionate share of the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare Policy believes that rules, regulations, policies and health system delivery factors that were associated with excess mortality and poor health and social outcomes in LTC should be closely examined so that the recent mistakes made in that sector can be avoided in the future.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19* / epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care
  • Pandemics