Masks for prevention of COVID-19 in community and healthcare settings

Currently, no proven treatments are available for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the disease caused by infection with the novel (new) coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, clinicians and policymakers advise preventive measures. This rapid review addresses the comparative effectiveness of various...

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Main Authors: Chou, Roger, Dana, Tracy (Author), Jungbauer, Rebecca M. (Author), Weeks, Chandler (Author)
Corporate Authors: Oregon Health & Science University Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center, United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Rockville, MD Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services, USA 2020, June 18, 2020
Edition:Version 1.0
Series:AHRQ Pub.
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:Currently, no proven treatments are available for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the disease caused by infection with the novel (new) coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Therefore, clinicians and policymakers advise preventive measures. This rapid review addresses the comparative effectiveness of various types of facemasks in the community and in healthcare workers (HCWs) for prevention of infection with SARS-CoV-2 and the effectiveness and safety of mask reuse. Given this rapidly emerging field and the urgent need for answers, the AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program will update this report as new evidence becomes available
Item Description:Prepared by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2015-00009-I.
Physical Description:1 PDF file (32 pages)