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ICU Mortality in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Highlighting Healthcare Disparities in Rural Appalachia

From Critical Care Explorations.  The authors found that critically ill and mechanically ventilated coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome patients transferred from Appalachian critical access hospitals/rural facilities have increased mortality compared with noncoronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome controls, suggesting that lack or delay in access to tertiary care may impact coronavirus disease 2019 outcome in rural areas. 

Sharma S, Badami V, Rojas E, et al.


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Categories: Epidemiology-Outcomes, Disaster,
Content Type: Articles,