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Post-acute health care burden after SARS-CoV-2 infection: a retrospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, October 2022
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3 blogs
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180 tweeters
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Title
Post-acute health care burden after SARS-CoV-2 infection: a retrospective cohort study
Published in
Canadian Medical Association Journal, October 2022
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.220728
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Candace D. McNaughton, Peter C. Austin, Atul Sivaswamy, Jiming Fang, Husam Abdel-Qadir, Nick Daneman, Jacob A. Udell, Walter P. Wodchis, Ivona Mostarac, Douglas S. Lee, Clare L. Atzema

Abstract

The post-acute burden of health care use after SARS-CoV-2 infection is unknown. We sought to quantify the post-acute burden of health care use after SARS-CoV-2 infection among community-dwelling adults in Ontario by comparing those with positive and negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results for SARS-CoV-2 infection. We conducted a retrospective cohort study involving community-dwelling adults in Ontario who had a PCR test between Jan. 1, 2020, and Mar. 31, 2021. Follow-up began 56 days after PCR testing. We matched people 1:1 on a comprehensive propensity score. We compared per-person-year rates for health care encounters at the mean and 99th percentiles, and compared counts using negative binomial models, stratified by sex. Among 531 702 matched people, mean age was 44 (standard deviation [SD] 17) years and 51% were female. Females who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 had a mean of 1.98 (95% CI 1.63 to 2.29) more health care encounters overall per-person-year than those who had a negative test result, with 0.31 (95% CI 0.05 to 0.56) more home care encounters to 0.81 (95% CI 0.69 to 0.93) more long-term care days. At the 99th percentile per-person-year, females who tested positive had 6.48 more days of hospital admission and 28.37 more home care encounters. Males who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 had 0.66 (95% CI 0.34 to 0.99) more overall health care encounters per-person-year than those who tested negative, with 0.14 (95% CI 0.06 to 0.21) more outpatient encounters and 0.48 (95% CI 0.36 to 0.60) long-term care days, and 0.43 (95% CI -0.67 to -0.21) fewer home care encounters. At the 99th percentile, they had 8.69 more days in hospital per-person-year, with fewer home care (-27.31) and outpatient (-0.87) encounters. We found significantly higher rates of health care use after a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test in an analysis that matched test-positive with test-negative people. Stakeholders can use these findings to prepare for health care demand associated with post-COVID-19 condition (long COVID).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 24%
Student > Postgraduate 2 12%
Student > Master 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 7 41%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 12%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Unknown 8 47%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 521. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 November 2022.
All research outputs
#37,984
of 22,556,076 outputs
Outputs from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#69
of 8,631 outputs
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#1,042
of 330,322 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Canadian Medical Association Journal
#4
of 101 outputs
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