publication . Article . 2021

Reduced rate of inpatient hospital admissions in 18 german university hospitals during the COVID-19 lockdown

Lorenz A. Kapsner; Marvin O Kampf; Susanne A Seuchter; Julian Gruendner; Christian Gulden; Sebastian Mate; Jonathan M. Mang; Christina Schüttler; Noemi Deppenwiese; Linda Krause; ...
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  • Published: 13 Jan 2021
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
<jats:p>The COVID-19 pandemic has caused strains on health systems worldwide disrupting routine hospital services for all non-COVID patients. Within this retrospective study, we analyzed inpatient hospital admissions across 18 German university hospitals during the 2020 lockdown period compared to 2018. Patients admitted to hospital between January 1 and May 31, 2020 and the corresponding periods in 2018 and 2019 were included in this study. Data derived from electronic health records were collected and analyzed using the data integration center infrastructure implemented in the university hospitals that are part of the four consortia funded by the German Medica...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Original Research, COVID-19, pandemic, healthcare systems, inpatient hospital admissions, Germany, medical informatics initiative, lockdown, university hospitals, ddc:610, Descriptive statistics, Retrospective cohort study, ICD-10, Medicine, business.industry, business, Stroke, medicine.disease, Disease, Pandemic, Emergency medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Health informatics, Epidemiology
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