New Study Suggests COVID-19 Patients Show Significant Improvements When Discharged Into Home Care

A United States-based study suggests that COVID-19 patients show improvement in symptom burden and other functions when discharged from hospital to home care.

Nikhil Pandey

November 25, 2020

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A recent New York-based study reveals that there are significant improvements in COVID-19 patients after getting discharged from hospital to home health care. The study published on the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that 94% of the COVID-19 patients discharged from hospital to home health care had improved symptoms burden and functional burden. The study further reveals that 87% of patients had no adverse effects.

The study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing stated that there is no data available regarding the recovery needs and outcomes of COVID-19 survivors during home care. However, it pointed out that COVID-19 survivors are prone to experience pain, exhaustion, functional dependency, and dyspnea after getting back from acute hospital care. The study also monitored risk factors related to rehospitalisation and deaths of COVID-19 patients.

The new study published a few weeks ago, examined 1400 patients with COVID-19 admitted to Home health care during April-June 2020. The participants of the study were residents of New York City and were monitored for 32 days. At the end of the period, 137 patients were rehospitalised, and only 11 died, proving that proper home care can reduce the outcomes in COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Most people affected with COVID-19 have mild respiratory symptoms like cold, cough, and others. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), five million people have succumbed to death due to the COVID-19. (as of November 25) Get all the live updates on Coronavirus on ZEE5 News Section.

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