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Half of hospitalized COVID patients developed complications, study findsHalf of patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 across 302 UK hospitals developed one or more health complications within 28 days or discharge, according to a study yesterday in The Lancet.The researchers looked at 73,197 adults 19 and older and found that 49.7% developed at least one complication while hospitalized with COVID-19 from Jan 17 to Aug 4, 2020.

While 31.5% died, 43.5% of survivors had at least one complication. The most common were renal (24.3%), complex respiratory (18.4%), and systemic (16.3%), but cardiovascular (12.3%), neurologic (4.3%), and gastrointestinal or liver (0.8%) issues also occurred.Patient mean age was 71.1 years, and 56.0% were male.

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