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ICU care for patients with COVID-19 continues to evolve over time as we learn more from our clinical experience and published literature. This is an update to a paper published about ICU mortality in three academic centers in Georgia. Peak mortality was noted in March at 34.3%, a nadir of 17.9% in May, and a more recent mortality of 26.9% in July.
The rapid dissemination of clinical experience globally combined with increased access to evidence-based treatments supported by randomized clinical trials is contributing to substantial improvement in clinical outcomes. The medical community should continue to rely on high-quality reporting of clinical experience and robust clinical trial data as this pandemic evolves.
– Kolene E. Bailey, MD
This abstract is available on the publisher's site.
We are writing with an update on mortality over time for our recent report (1) published in Critical Care Medicine. In our initial report of patients admitted from March 6, 2020, to April 17, 2020, hospital mortality was 30.9% (67/217) and mortality among those receiving mechanical ventilation was 35.7% (59/165).