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Author Lee, Karen M. (Health economist), author.

Title Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses : resource use implications : a systematic review / Karen M. Lee, Vijay K. Shukla, Michelle Clark, Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Carmem L. Pessoa-Silva, John Conly.

Published Ottawa (ON) : Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, [2011]

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Physical description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (vi, 41 pages)).
Series CADTH technology report, 1922-611X
Technology report (Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health), 1922-611X
NCBI BookShelf
Notes Title from PDF title page.
"December 2011."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Executive summary -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Research questions -- 3. Study objectives -- 4. Methods -- 5. Results -- 6. Summary of key studies -- 7. Discussion -- 8. Conclusions -- 9. References -- Appendix 1. Grade resource use tables -- Appendix 2. Literature search strategy and results -- Appendix 3. Excluded studies -- Appendix 4. Information on excluded studies.
Summary This systematic review studies the resource use implications associated with physical interventions used for interrupting or reducing the spread of respiratory viruses, and serves to inform decision-makers when considering these interventions. It complements the updated Cochrane Review, Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses (Jefferson 2011), which shows that physical interventions to interrupt or delay the spread of viruses are effective in protecting against viral transmission. The primary and secondary research questions for this work follow. 1. Primary Research Question What are the resource use implications (e.g., number of units) associated with physical interventions (e.g., screening at ports of entry, isolation, quarantine, social distancing, barriers, personal protection [wearing masks, gloves, and gown], hand hygiene) used for the interruption of or reduction in the spread of respiratory viruses?2. Secondary Research Question What are the economic implications (e.g., total cost and cost-effectiveness ratios) associated with physical barriers used for interrupting or reducing the spread of respiratory viruses?
Notes Production of this report was made possible by the World Health Organization; the United States Agency for International Development, which provided financial support for the development and publication of this document; and by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), which provided contributions in-kind in the planning and development of this document. CADTH is funded by Health Canada and the governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. CADTH takes sole responsibility for the final form and content of this report. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada or any provincial or territorial government.
Other author Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, issuing body.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Subject Respiratory organs -- Diseases -- Transmission -- Prevention.
Respiratory infections -- Prevention.
Virus diseases -- Prevention.
Review.
Electronic books.