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COVID-19 Mortality in Patients with a Ward-Based Ceiling of Care

Lookup NU author(s): Matt Ingram, Dr Avi Aujayeb



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© 2021 by the authors.Objectives: COVID-19 patients thought unlikely to benefit from organ support, thereby having a ward-based ceiling of care (WBCoC), represent a distinct subgroup. There are no associated studies in mortality. We sought to identify clinical risk factors for inpatient COVID-19 mortality. Design and setting: this was a retrospective observational study of patients admitted to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Clinical variables were associated with inpatient mortality via logistic regression. Participants: all patients admitted with COVID-19 infection and who had a WBCoC at point of admission were included (n = 114). Main outcome measures: the outcome measure was inpatient death.

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Author(s): Ingram M, Tullo E, Mackay L, Aujayeb A, Northumbria COVID-19 Audit Collaborative

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Stresses

Year: 2021

Volume: 1

Issue: 4

Pages: 277-284

Print publication date: 01/12/2021

Online publication date: 17/11/2021

Acceptance date: 04/11/2021

Date deposited: 19/02/2024

ISSN (electronic): 2673-7140

Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)


DOI: 10.3390/stresses1040020


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