Journal article

Global Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection Requiring Admission to the ICU A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Elinor Tan, Jialu Song, Adam M Deane, Mark P Plummer

CHEST | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has placed unprecedented burden on the delivery of intensive care services worldwide. RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the global point estimate of deaths and risk factors for patients who are admitted to ICUs with severe COVID-19? STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane library were searched up to August 1, 2020. Pooled prevalence of participant characteristics, clinical features, and outcome data was calculated with the use of random effects models. Subgroup analyses were based on geographic distribution, study type, quality assessment, sample size, end date, and patient d..

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