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Ethnicity and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalised with COVID-19

Ethnicity and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalised with COVID-19

Preliminary studies suggest that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds experience higher mortality from COVID-19 but the underlying reasons remain unclear.

Prospective analysis of registry data describing patients admitted to five acute NHS Hospitals in east London, UK for COVID-19.

Emergency hospital admissions with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 aged 16 years or over were included. Data, including ethnicity, social deprivation, frailty, patient care and detailed risk factors for mortality, were extracted from hospital electronic records.

Multivariable survival analysis was used to assess associations between ethnic group and mortality accounting for the effects of age, sex and various other risk factors.

CriticalCare.news
June 13, 2020

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