What is it about?

COVID-19 is especially critical in patients with underlying comorbidities. However, the impact of comorbidities on COVID-19 mortality is controversial. We demonstrated that comorbidities predict disease severity and mortality in COVID-19 patients.

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Why is it important?

This work is important for the geriatric nursing field as it demonstrates that alternative approaches for clinical decision-making.


In the clinical decision-making of COVID-19 patients comorbidities should be considered in context, rather than only chronological age; this can be especially significant for the management of COVID-19 patients’ hospitalization.

Dr Marcia R Cominetti
Federal University of Sao Carlos

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This page is a summary of: Comorbidities predict 30-day hospital mortality of older adults with COVID-19, Geriatric Nursing, September 2021, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.06.011.
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