The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) provides information about the quality of health care to those who commission, manage, deliver and experience critical care through national clinical audits and clinical and health services research studies. IN a recently published ICNARC report on 2249 critically ill COVID-19 patients it was wound that:
- The average age of patients with confirmed COVID-19 is 60.1 years of age, compared to 58.1 for patients with viral pneumonia (non-COVID-19).
- As of 4 April 2020, critical care unit outcomes have been received for 690 patients, of whom 346 patients have died and 344 were discharged alive from critical care in the UK (50.1% fatality rate) in comparison to 22.4% of patients with viral pneumonia (non-COVID-19) in critical care have passed away.
- People who are 70 or older are the most vulnerable with only 82 (31.9%) who survived COVID-19 in critical care, but there are COVID-19 patients in critical care of all ages (142 patients amongst the 50-69 year olds who died and 29 fatalities amongst the 16-49 years olds).
- 73% of critically ill patients with confirmed COVID-19 are male.
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