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After COVID-19 Infection Extended Intensive Care Process and Assessment of its Cost [Cam Sakura Med J]
Cam Sakura Med J. 2022; 2(1): 26-29 | DOI: 10.4274/csmedj.galenos.2022.2022-2-1

After COVID-19 Infection Extended Intensive Care Process and Assessment of its Cost

Alev zta, Burcu Ileri Fikri, Murat nsel, Gldem Turan
University of Health Sciences Turkey, Baakehir am and Sakura City Hospital, Clinic of Critical Care, stanbul, Turkey

Objective: In coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), the length of stay (LOS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is about a month. In this case series, we assessed the reason for the long LOS in ICU and the cost analysis.
Material and Methods: The study was designed retrospectively. We investigated 533 patients and identified 9 patients with a hospital stay of more than 30 days.
Results: Generally, 9 patients were admitted to the ICU with clinical findings that were not specific for COVID-19. During the ICU follow-up, we observed that secondary infection and acute respiratory distress syndrome developed in all the patients. Simultaneously, we determined that the prolonged ICU stay caused additional costs.
Conclusion: In the terms of COVID-19 pandemic; the prolongation LOS in ICU leads to cost increase and negative affects the health system.

Keywords: ICU, prolonged LOS, COVID-19, cost

Alev zta, Burcu Ileri Fikri, Murat nsel, Gldem Turan. After COVID-19 Infection Extended Intensive Care Process and Assessment of its Cost. Cam Sakura Med J. 2022; 2(1): 26-29

Corresponding Author: Alev zta, Trkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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