Using rapid antigen testing for early, safe return-to-work for healthcare personnel after SARS-CoV-2 infection in a healthcare system in Pakistan: A retrospective cross-sectional study

Unab Inayat Khan, Syed Faisal Mahmood, Sara Khan, Zahra Hasan, Ahmed Cheema, Asif Hakim, Shehreen Inayat Ali

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Abstract

Anticipating staff shortage during the Omicron variant surge, we modified the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's contingency guidelines at a healthcare system in Pakistan. Infected staff had a SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen test after 5-7 days of isolation, to decide a safe return-to-work. This led to signifcant cost savings without compromising patient/staff safety.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0001746
JournalPLOS Global Public Health
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2023

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