"Most people in need of care experience and suffer the pandemic at home, not a few in nursing homes. Politics and science want to help these affected people in a targeted manner. Together with those in need of care, relatives, caregivers and housewives, we are looking for suitable ways out of the pandemic as part of our project."

Jochen Gensichen, BaCom spokesman and study director

Key facts about the BaCom study

Study objective:

Creation of a scientifically sound database for evaluating the outpatient care situation and deriving recommendations for action

Study design:

Open registry study with standardized data collection with dynamic consideration of the infection process

Running time:

3 years with up to 6 biannual follow-ups

Study participants:

1500 people in need of care

  • > = 18 years

  • With care level 1-5 or

Medical classification according to the Frailty Scale > = level 5 ("slightly frail")

  • In nursing care in Bavaria (at home, outpatient, inpatient)

  • With a positive SARS-Cov-2 PCR test result after March 1st, 2020

Study participants from the medical nursing environment:

  • Nursing employees from inpatient and outpatient care facilities

  • Caregiving relatives

  • General Practitioners (as a study doctor)

Control group:

500 people in need of care

  • > = 18 years

  • With care level 1-5 or

Medical classification according to the Frailty Scale > = level 5 ("slightly frail")

  • In nursing care in Bavaria (at home, outpatient, inpatient)

  • With negative SARS-Cov-2 PCR test result after March 1st, 2020

Kontrollgruppe 2:

500 Personen ohne Unterstützungs- und Pflegebedarf

  • >= 65 Jahre

  • Ohne vorhandene Pflegebedürftigkeit oder

       mit ärztlicher Einstufung entsprechend der Frailty Skala < Stufe 5 (fit bis vulnerabel)

  • Wohnhaft in Bayern

  • Mit positivem SARS-Cov-2 PCR Testergebnis nach dem 01.03.2020