Most COVID-19 Patients Died In The Hospital: Study
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A research published in Journal of Palliative Medicine found that 95.5 percent of individuals who died with a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the Mass General Brigham health system did so in the hospital.

The researchers state that the large percentage of patients that died in the intensive care unit suggests that end-of-life care was intense for the plurality of those who died in the hospital. Roughly a third of the other deaths occurred in the general ward, and less than one fifth occurred in an inpatient palliative care unit.

Researcher hypothesizes that the higher median age among those who died outside the hospital possibly reflects that older adults may have been more prepared to make end-of-life decisions. In contrast younger patients may have been more likely to continue to pursue hospital-based care.

Notably, 61 percent of the COVID-19 patients received a form of sub-specialty palliative care, which is a positive finding to implement palliative care services amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Still, patient preferences surrounding end-of-life care for COVID-19 remain understudied.

Source:
https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/jpm.2020.0674
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