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Outcomes for patients with COVID‐19: known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns.

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  • Author(s): Singer, Mervyn
  • Source:
    Medical Journal of Australia; Jan2021, Vol. 214 Issue 1, p20-21, 2p
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    • Abstract:
      Outcomes for patients with COVID-19: known knowns, known unknowns, and unknown unknowns Keywords: COVID-19; Intensive care; Treatment outcome EN COVID-19 Intensive care Treatment outcome 20 21 2 01/20/21 20210101 NES 210101 Adequate capacity - beds, equipment, consumables, and, crucially, trained personnel - is needed to cope with a surge of critically ill patients In this issue of the I MJA i , Burrell and his co-authors report on the management and outcomes of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) admitted to Australian intensive care units (ICUs) during February-June 2020.1 The ICU mortality rate was impressively low (22% for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, 5% for those who did not). At the Australian peak, 90 patients required critical care;1 at our peak, the usual critical care bed complement increased from 35 to 62, all filled by COVID-19-positive patients who were very challenging to manage. [Extracted from the article]
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