Profile of hospital admissions and in-hospital mortality due to severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by COVID-19 in Piauí, Brazil: descriptive study, 2020-2021
Keywords:COVID-19, Hospital Mortality, Respiration, Artificial, Critical Care Outcomes, Epidemiology, Descriptive
Objective: To describe the profile and temporal variation of hospital admissions and hospital mortality by severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) related to COVID-19 in Piauí, Brazil, according to the place of admission. Methods: We performed a descriptive study from the Influenza Surveillance Information System between epidemiological weeks 12/2020 and 12/2021. Hospital mortality was calculated with 95% Confidence Interval (95%CI). Results: The hospitalized patients were mostly male (57.1%), black (61.2%) and had one or two comorbidities (30.5%). Hospital mortality was higher in the interior with coefficients of 44.1% (95%CI 42.0;46.3) in hospitalized patients, 82.3% (95%CI 79.7;84.8) in intensive care units and 96.6% (95%CI 94.9;97.8) of those undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation.Conclusion: The study allowed the characterization of the profile of hospitalizations for SARS caused by COVID-19 in Piauí and demonstrated high in-hospital mortality, which remained high during the study period, especially in the interior.
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Copyright (c) 2022 Eduardo Lima de Sousa, Bruno Guedes Alcoforado Aguiar, Beatriz Fátima Alves de Oliveira, Roniele Araújo de Sousa, Osmar de Oliveira Cardoso, José Maria Pires de Menezes Júnior, Emídio Marques de Matos Neto, Samara Belchior Gaído
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