More than one in nine COVID patients admitted to hospital return or die within 30 days

A study conducted in Alberta and Ontario and published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association's Journal of Medicine indicates that one in 9 COVID patients discharged from hospital died or were readmitted within 30 days of discharge.

More than one in nine COVID patients admitted to hospital return or die within 30 days

A study conducted in Alberta and Ontario and published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association's Journal of Medicine indicates that one in 9 COVID patients discharged from hospital died or were readmitted within 30 days of discharge. exit.

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According to the results of a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, death or readmission after discharge from hospitalization related to COVID-19 is common and has a similar frequency in Alberta and Ontario.

The study was conducted on 46,412 adults admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 between January 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 in these two provinces.

Socio-economic factors and gender, among others, would play an important role in this risk. Patients who died or were readmitted were statistically older, and more often male, among other factors.

A rate to know

According to the researchers, despite all the attention paid to hospital admissions and death rates related to COVID-19, relatively little attention has been paid to readmission rates after hospitalization related to COVID-19. 19.

They believe, however, that it is important to know this rate and what this implies in terms of resources for the health system. The objective is to be able to better adapt to the different waves of the pandemic.

Identifying risk factors for early readmission or death is also important, the researchers say, both for the hospital team and for the doctor who returns to care after the patient is discharged from the hospital.


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