“Nearly 1 in 10 patients who were discharged after receiving inpatient care for coronavirus disease earlier this year were readmitted within 2 months…..”

“….CDC investigators analyzed hospital records and administrative data for 126,137 patients with COVID-19 who were admitted between March and July.””They found that 15% of the patients died during their initial hospitalization.”

“Among survivors, 9% were readmitted to the same hospital within 2 months of discharge and 1.6% were readmitted more than once.”

“15% of patients discharged to nursing home care were readmitted to a hospital, as were 12% who were discharged to home health care and 7% who didn’t need professional care at home.”

“Diseases of the circulatory, respiratory, or digestive systems were readmitted patients’ most common discharge diagnoses.”.”Although Black and Hispanic patients were overrepresented among the hospitalized patients, they were less likely than White patients to be readmitted.”


Hospital Readmission Is Common Among COVID-19 Survivors

Journal Of The American Medical Association — Volume 324 #24 — December 22/29 — page 2477