13 procedures with high coronavirus-aerosol risk

Determining which doctors are most exposed could show who needs a higher grade of PPE, researchers say

Researchers have identified the medical procedures considered to pose the greatest risk of spreading COVID-19 through aerosol generation.

Autopsy, airway suctioning and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are among those consistently flagged in different worldwide guidelines, according to a review in BMJ Open Respiratory Research.

A research team, led by Professor Sebastian Straube of the University of Alberta in Canada, reviewed public health guidelines, research papers and policy documents