Hospital admissions not associated to COVID-19 fell in early 2020
(HealthDay) – Hospital admissions without COVID-19 decreased significantly with the onset of COVID-19, with declines in patient demographic subgroups generally similar from February to April 2020, according to a report published online on September 24 in Health Affairs were.
John D. Birkmeyer, MD, of Sound Physicians in Tacoma, Washington, and colleagues conducted a study of approximately 1 million medical admissions from a large nationally representative hospital group to identify differences in admission patterns with the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak examine groups.
The researchers found that from February to April 2020, decreases in non-COVID-19 admissions were generally similar across all patient demographic subgroups, exceeding 20 percent for all primary registration diagnoses. Overall, the non-COVID-19 approval had recovered to 16 percent below the prepandemic volume by the end of June / beginning of July 2020 (8 percent including COVID-19 approval). Non-COVID-19 admissions were significantly lower (32 percent below baseline) among patients residing in Hispanic-majority areas. In patients with pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease / asthma, sepsis, urinary tract infection, and acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (-44, -40, -25, -24, -22 percent), the intake remained below baseline.
“Our results provide empirical support for concerns about the wide-ranging public health impact of the pandemic on non-COVID-19 populations,” the authors write.
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