Clinical characteristics and predictors of outcomes of hospitalised patients with Covid-19 in a London NHS trust: a retrospective cohort study
07 May 2020
Clinical characteristics and determinants of outcomes for hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the United Kingdom are important to guide the national response to this current pandemic and emerging evidence suggests people in minority ethnic groups might be disproportionately affected.
This Imperial College London report is one of the first studies to describe the characteristics and predictors of outcomes for hospitalised Covid-19 patients in the United Kingdom. It finds that older age, male sex and admission hypoxia, thrombocytopenia, renal failure, hypoalbuminaemia and raised bilirubin are associated with increased odds of death.
Minority ethnic groups were over-represented in the cohort and, compared to white people, people of black ethnicity may be at increased odds of mortality.