On ProtectNursingHomes.org, users can view nursing home connectivity across the entire U.S. in only a few clicks. Simple search functions allow you to filter by state, county, city or nursing home, and table or diagram views of the data make it easy to understand. The website is ready to be used immediately — no setup or configuration needed.
ProtectNursingHomes.org allows users to see how many nursing homes in a given area have a high level of connectivity to other nursing homes. Facilities with high connectivity present the greater risk of spreading and infection than those with fewer connections. They are also at greater risk for receiving inbound infection.
The data presented on ProtectNursingHomes.org allows public health officials and nursing home decision-makers to:
Note: The researchers’ source of anonymous cell phone data represents about 30% of all U.S. cell phones. So while it does not capture all connectivity, it does provide a representative picture of nursing home connectedness. We are unable to identify any individuals based on this data and did not examine travel to any locations besides nursing homes.
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