Noticeably fewer COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes with smaller living groups and permanent care teams

Date of news: 28 November 2022

Flemish nursing homes that work with smaller residential groups that have permanent healthcare teams have had noticeably fewer infections or deaths related to COVID-19. This is true not only of the residents but also of the personnel. This was the conclusion reached by researchers from KU Leuven and Radboud University. Assistant Professor of Organizational Design & Development Lander Vermeerbergen has come to this conclusion. Together with researchers from the Catholic University of Leuven, he investigated the relationship between organizational characteristics of nursing homes and the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths.

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