European Surveillance of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities in the EU/EEA: Aggregate Data Reporting [open pdf - 443KB]
From the Document: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCFs), which are a relatively closed and high-occupancy setting, can have devastating effects given the increased vulnerability and other underlying health problems of residents, resulting in a high likelihood of unfavourable outcomes to infection. [...] In August, October and November 2020, ECDC [European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control] hosted webinars for EU/EEA [European Economic Area] countries in which OCPs [Operational Contact Points] and/or National Focal Points for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) presented aspects of their surveillance of COVID-19 in LTCFs, for group discussion. ECDC also reviewed the published national reports that contained surveillance data on COVID-19 in LTCFs. On 16 November 2020, ECDC sent the draft protocol to the CCBs [Coordinating Competent Bodies] in EU/EEA countries, for national review and comments by 13 January 2021. A technical webinar was organised by ECDC on 20 January 2021 with the objective to finalise the protocol. On 29 January 2021, the metadata set was implemented in TESSy [The European Surveillance System], enabling EU/EEA countries to upload historical and prospective national aggregate data on COVID-19 in LTCFs."
Surveillance protocol version 1.1
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