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Epidemiology and clinical features of emergency department patients with suspected and confirmedCOVID-19: A multisite report from theCOVID-19 Emergency DepartmentQuality Improvement Project for July 2020 (COVED-3)

Gerard M O'Reilly, Rob D Mitchell, Biswadev Mitra, Hamed Akhlaghi, Tran Viet, Jeremy S Furyk, Paul Buntine, Holly Bannon-Murphy, Timothy Amos, Maushmi Udaya Kumar, Emma Perkins, Alexandra Prentice, Olivia Szwarcberg, Ashley Loughman, Nicole Lowry, Steven Colwell, Michael P Noonan, Ryan Hiller, Andrew Paton, De Villiers Smit Show all

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to describe the epidemiology and clinical features of patients presenting to the ED with suspected and confirmed COVID-19. METHODS: The COVID-19 ED (COVED) Project is an ongoing prospective cohort study in Australian EDs. This analysis presents data from eight sites across Victoria and Tasmania for July 2020 (during Australia's 'second wave'). All adult patients who met criteria for 'suspected COVID-19' and underwent testing for SARS-CoV-2 in the ED were eligible for inclusion. Study outcomes included a positive SARS-CoV-2 test result and mechanical ventilation. RESULTS: In the period 1 July to 31 July 2020, there were 30 378 presentations to the p..

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Funding Acknowledgements

GMOR is currently a NHMRC Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, leading the project titled: 'Maximising the usefulness and timeliness of trauma and emergency registry data for improving patient outcomes' (APP1142691). PAC is funded by a MRFF practitioner fellowship.