Competing-risk analysis of coronavirus disease 2019 in-hospital mortality in a Northern Italian centre from SMAtteo COvid19 REgistry (SMACORE)

Ciro Celsa, Massimo Attanasio, Marco Enea, Salvatore Battaglia, Calogero Camma', Valentina Zuccaro, Elena Seminari, Erika Asperges, Pietro Valsecchi, Ilaria Gallazzi, Margherita Sambo, Marta Colaneri, Alessandro Di Filippo, Silvia Roda, Simona Biscarini, Teresa Chiara Pieri, Matteo Lupi, Michele Sachs, Laura Maiocchi, Stefano NovatiAngela Di Matteo, Paolo Sacchi, Alessandro Di Filippo, Raffaele Bruno

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An accurate prediction of the clinical outcomes of European patients requiring hospitalisation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is lacking. The aim of the study is to identify predictors of in-hospital mortality and discharge in a cohort of Lombardy patients with COVID-19. All consecutive hospitalised patients from February 21st to March 30th, 2020, with confirmed COVID-19 from the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Lombardy, Italy, were included. In-hospital mortality and discharge were evaluated by competing risk analysis. The Fine and Gray model was fitted in order to estimate the effect of covariates on the cumulative incidence functions (CIFs) for in-hospital mortality and discharge. 426 adult patients [median age 68 (IQR 56 to 77 years)] were admitted with confirmed COVID-19 over a 5-week period; 292 (69%) were male. By 21 April 2020, 141 (33%) of these patients had died, 239 (56%) patients had been discharged and 46 (11%) were still hospitalised. Among these 46 patients, updated as of 30 May, 2020, 5 (10.9%) had died, 8 (17.4%) were still in ICU, 12 (26.1%) were transferred to lower intensity care units and 21 (45.7%) were discharged. Regression on the CIFs for in-hospital mortality showed that older age, male sex, number of comorbidities and hospital admission after March 4th were independent risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality. Older age, male sex and number of comorbidities definitively predicted in-hospital mortality in hospitalised patients with COVID-19.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine10
RivistaScientific Reports
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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