The mortality gains doctors have made treating #covid19 patients are real. As said: “I don’t expect my Covid patients to die." But he and many of his colleagues are warning those gains will disappear as patients overwhelm hospitals again.
Appreciate this excellent summary of our work in and that of others on decreasing adjusted mortality from #COVID19 - and why we can't let down our guard.
Critical care docs told me if sick, they'd want to be treated in large hospitals with high-volume ICUs. But, large or small, they warned, hospitals under strain will struggle to care for the new wave patients. Mortality rates will rise again.
My latest: Why hospital capacity remains a critical threshold between Covid-19 survival and death
Why hospital capacity remains a critical threshold between Covid-19 survival and death