According to research conducted on more than 2.600 patients infected with COVID-19 in New York, the mortality rate among intubates is extremely high. of patients. In particular, almost 9 out of 10 patients (88%) with COVID-19 who are intubated eventually die.
The study, published in the American Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), is one of the largest reviews published to date by patients infected with the disease. Coronavirus COVID-19 and are being treated in their hospitals USA. In particular, the researchers examined the results of patients admitted between March 1 and April 4 to 12 hospitals in New York and Long Island, which are part of the Jewish community. systemic North Shore-Long Island health (Northwell Health).
The mortality rate was 21% among 2.634 patients, but increased to 88% for those who had been intubated. In addition, only 3% of intubated patients over the age of 65 survived, compared with 24% in the 18 to 65 age group, according to Results research by Northwell Health, the largest healthcare system in New York. Furthermore, the mortality rate was higher in men than in women.
The mortality rate reported by the research may not be fully representative of the real ones data. This is because the research included only patients who died or were discharged. In contrast, it did not include patients who were still being treated hospitals. In addition, the results represent only 2.634 of the 5.700 patients admitted during the study period. Researchers in Northwell Health who took part in the study said they knew in which cases patients needed respirators, but could not come to a clear conclusion about which is the best way use respirators in patients with COVID-19. So, they only mention some observations in their research, said Karina Davidson, senior vice president of research at Northwell Health.