Managing protection and surveillance of health workers during COVID-19: German multi-centre survey

ConclusionsGerman hospitals have stepped up efforts to protect health workers primarily through comprehensive surveillance and personal protection including vaccination. Our findings reveal capacity for innovation in the management of protection especially in two areas: improving the skill-mix and leadership of surveillance teams, and strengthening the role of hospital hygienists in surveillance.Key messagesThe building of interdisciplinary hospital surveillance teams plays an important role in innovating surveillance and strengthening protection.The skill-mix and leadership of the surveillance teams need further research and policy investigation to improve efficiency.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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