2023
DOI: 10.1590/1980-265x-tce-2023-0107en
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Predictors of Deaths Associated With Covid-19 in Patients Admitted to Two Hospitals in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Edna Ribeiro de Jesus,
Julia Estela Willrich Boell,
Juliana Cristina Lessmann Reckziegel
et al.

Abstract: Objective: To investigate predictors of deaths associated with COVID-19 in patients admitted to two hospitals in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Method: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study with 799 patients admitted to hospital for COVID-19 in 2020. The study took place in two reference hospitals for COVID-19 located in Greater Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Data collection took place from November 2020 to January 2021. Electronic medical records were used to collect data and were reco… Show more

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“…8 Its lethality varies, above all, according to age group, clinical conditions and pre-existing comorbidities, such as arterial hypertension, diabetes, previous pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, immunosuppression and cancer. [9][10][11][12] Although there are disparities with regard to clinical variables and comorbidities associated with increased risk of hospitalization and mortality from COVID-19, growing evidence shows that patients with pre-existing diseases, and advanced age, are especially at risk of death due to viral infection. [13][14][15][16] Therefore, future analyses of this database can contribute to the analysis of characteristics of hospital admissions of patients affected by COVID-19.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…8 Its lethality varies, above all, according to age group, clinical conditions and pre-existing comorbidities, such as arterial hypertension, diabetes, previous pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, immunosuppression and cancer. [9][10][11][12] Although there are disparities with regard to clinical variables and comorbidities associated with increased risk of hospitalization and mortality from COVID-19, growing evidence shows that patients with pre-existing diseases, and advanced age, are especially at risk of death due to viral infection. [13][14][15][16] Therefore, future analyses of this database can contribute to the analysis of characteristics of hospital admissions of patients affected by COVID-19.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%