Role of hospital strain in determining outcomes for people hospitalised with COVID-19 in England

Conclusions High levels of bed-strain were associated with higher in-hospital mortality rates, although the effect was relatively modest and may not fully explain increased mortality rates during winter 2020/21 compared with earlier months. Shorter hospital stay during periods of greater strain may partly reflect changes in patient management over time.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Original research Source Type: research