Hospital discharge link to Scotland outbreaks 'can't be ruled out'

Hospital discharge link to Scotland outbreaks
# 21 April 2021 19:43 (UTC +04:00)

Public Health Scotland has said it "cannot rule out" a link between patients being discharged from hospital and Covid outbreaks in care homes, APA reports citing BBC.

It found mortality was high, with Covid associated with 21.6% of deaths within 30 days of discharge to a care home.

More than 5,000 patients were sent to care homes between 1 March and 31 May last year - many without a test.

This report follows an earlier PHS study that was criticised for not being clear on its findings.

The health body said the size of a care home was still the biggest factor in the risk of an outbreak.