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People Hospitalized From Covid At Higher Risk To Die Weeks After Discharge


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A large study conducted in England found that, compared to the general population, people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19—and survived for at least one week after discharge—were more than twice as likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital in the next several months. Krishnan Bhaskaran and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and clinical software provider TPP present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine.

To help clarify long-term health risks for people with COVID-19, Bhaskaran and colleagues focused on those who had been hospitalized for the disease. The researchers conducted a statistical analysis of electronic health records from the database OpenSAFELY, evaluating data on nearly 25,000 patients who had been discharged after being hospitalized for COVID-19 in 2020, and for comparison, more than 100,000 members of the general population.

The analysis showed that, compared to the general population, people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 and lived for at least one week after discharge had twice the overall risk of hospital readmission or death in subsequent months. They also faced nearly five times the risk of death from any cause.

In order to account for risks after hospitalization for an infectious disease, the researchers also considered data from more than 15,000 people who had been hospitalized for influenza in 2017-19. Statistical analysis found that, compared to the influenza patients, COVID-19 patients faced a slightly lower combined risk of hospitalization or death overall. However, people who had been hospitalized for COVID-19 had a greater risk than influenza patients of death from any cause, a greater risk of hospital readmission or death resulting from their initial infection, and a greater risk of death due to dementia.

Overall, these findings align with other research showing increased risks of subsequent health issues for people who have had COVID-19. The authors suggest these risks could be mitigated by policies to increase monitoring of COVID-19 patients after discharge and to raise awareness of potential complications.

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/940482

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1 hour ago, papergangster said:

This gives me anxiety 

 

15 minutes ago, Suuus said:

Yea i didnt need this today

Well, it's a good thing vaccination dramatically reduces your risk of being hospitalized from a COVID-19 infection.

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So Boris is not safe right now? And Trump too? And Bolsonaro?

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10 minutes ago, AnnaNicoleSmith said:

So Boris is not safe right now? And Trump too? And Bolsonaro?

Sure but they got the best medic team so probably the risk is greater to regular people.

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I wonder how much of this is after effects of the virus specifically vs the type of ppl more likely to be hospitalized in the first place although the comparison to influenza patients does suggest at least some of it is indeed lingering effects

 

But part of the statistic too may be that if ur older, overweight, have pre existing conditions such as diabetes, are a smoker etc ur more likely to be hospitalized for covid but ur also more likely to die in general than the general population regardless of covid

 

These studies always have so many fine details and variables to consider 

 

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