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He Was Hospitalized for Covid-19. Then Hospitalized Again. And Again.


A study by the #Centers for #Disease #Control and #Prevention of 106,543 coronavirus patients initially hospitalized between #March and #July found that one in 11 was readmitted within two months of being discharged, with 1.6 percent of patients readmitted more than once.

#In another study of 1,775 coronavirus patients discharged from 132 V.A. hospitals in the pandemic’s early months, nearly a fifth were rehospitalized within 60 days. #More than 22 percent of them needed intensive care, and 7 percent required ventilators.

#And in a report on 1,250 patients discharged from 38 #Michigan hospitals from mid-March to #July, 15 percent were rehospitalized within 60 days.

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#Recurring admissions don’t just involve patients who were severely ill the first time around.

“Even if they had a very mild course, at least one-third have significant symptomology two to three months out,” said #Dr. #Eleftherios #Mylonakis, chief of infectious diseases at #Brown #University’s #Warren #Alpert #Medical #School and #Lifespan hospitals, who co-wrote another report. “There is a wave of readmissions that is building, because at some point these people will say ‘I’m not well.’”

#Many who are rehospitalized were vulnerable to serious symptoms because they were over 65 or had chronic conditions. #But some younger and previously healthy people have returned to hospitals, too.

#When #Becca #Meyer, 31, of #Paw #Paw, #Mich., contracted the coronavirus in early #March, she initially stayed home, nursing symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, fever, extreme fatigue and hallucinations that included visions of being attacked by a sponge in the shower.

#Ms. #Meyer, a mother of four, eventually was hospitalized for a week in #March and again in #April. #She was readmitted for an infection in #August and for severe nausea in #September, according to medical records, which labeled her condition “long haul #Covid-19.”



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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/health/covid-hospital-readmissions.html

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