Question  Are health care workers (HCWs) at risk of worse outcomes associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) compared with the general population? Findings  This propensity-matched multicenter cohort study included 122 HCWs hospitalized with COVID-19 matched to 366 non-HCWs hospitalized with COVID-19. The odds of the primary outcome—mechanical ventilation or death—were not significantly different for HCWs compared with non-HCWs. Meaning  This study finds that HCW status is not associated with poorer outcomes among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Abstract Importance  Although health care workers (HCWs) are at higher risk of acquiring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it is unclear whether they are at risk of poorer outcomes.

 

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Citation: Yang JY, Parkins MD, Canakis A, et al. Outcomes of COVID-19 Among Hospitalized Health Care Workers in North America. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(1):e2035699. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.35699