Risk Factors of Covid-19 Transmission Between Hospital Employees


Siti Ulfah1), Cicilya Candi2), Ede Surya Darmawan2)

 

1)Masters Program in Hospital Administration, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

2)Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia

 

ABSTRACT 

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in healthcare workers at hospital has caused concern because of the higher rates of infection from patients. The aimed of the study was to investigate the risk factors of covid-19 transmission between hospital employees.

Subject and Method: This was a qualitative study conducted from August to September 2020. A total of 19 confirmed Covid-19 cases were selected for this study. The data were collected by in-depth interview analyzed descriptively.

Result: From 19 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 15 of it were medical staff (78.95%) and the rest were non medical staff (21.05%). The risk factors of transmission were direct contact with confirmed Covid-19 patient and neglected health protocol.

Conclusion: The risk of Covid-19 transmission among hospital employees increases with a direct contact with patients and  the neglection of health protocol. 

Keywords: Covid-19 transmission, hospital employees

Correspondence: Siti Ulfah. Masters Program in Hospital Administration, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia. Email: sitiulfah111@gmail.com.  Mobile: (021) 7864975.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the7thicph-FP.01.04

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