Evidence suggests that potential health complications after COVID-19 illness might require ongoing clinical care. After discharge from an initial COVID-19 hospitalization, 9% of patients were readmitted to the same hospital within 2 months of discharge. Multiple readmissions occurred in 1.6% of patients. Understanding the frequency of and potential reasons for readmission after a COVID-19 hospitalization can inform clinical practice discharge disposition decisions and public health priorities, such as health care resource planning.
With any illness, it is important to provide clinical support, assessment and a plan of care to treatment symptoms and prevent decline. As we continue our journey, let’s try not to have our residents be statistics. Be sure we are following CDC guidelines and best practices.
Stay the course, stay strong, stay well, mask up, and stay tuned!