Systematic Review
Volume 5 Issue 7 - 2021
COVID-19 and Long-Term Care in Canada and Other High-Income Countries; A Scoping Systematic Review
Shafi Bhuiyan1,2*, Housne Begum2,3, Afari Priscilla2, Begum Nadira2, Ahmed Shayla2, Waqar Aisha2 and Arooj Saba2
1University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
3McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
*Corresponding Author: Shafi Bhuiyan, University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
Received: April 23, 2021; Published: June 30, 2021




Abstract

The pre-pandemic Long-Term Care (LTC) structure varied from country to country as the impact of the COVID-19 spread across the globe. There have been international comparisons among organization for economic co-operation and development (OECD) countries on strength of baseline LTC systems and response strategies. By the end of COVID-19’s first wave, specific changes in funding, workforce and infection control measures, will be a great education foundation for the first wave which could be discussed for permanent policy changes to improve quality in LTC structure. We conducted a systematic scoping review on LTC and COVID-19 in Canada and other international constituents, to determine existing LTC health system that impacted COVID-19 outcome, changes in LTC structure during COVID-19 and policy changes from the lessons learned from the first wave of COVID-19.

Keywords: Long Term Care; COVID-1 Workforce; Policy; Funding

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