HealthDay Reports: COVID-19 Tied to Raised Risk of Post-Op Death — Study
A new study found that people infected with COVID-19 who need surgery have much higher odds of dying soon afterward, and deaths were high among elective surgery, emergency surgery, minor surgery and major surgery.
MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People infected with COVID-19 who need surgery have much higher odds of dying soon afterward, a new study finds.
Infected patients who had surgery died at rates nearly equal to those of the sickest COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, the researchers found.
For the study, the investigators looked at data on more than 1,100 surgical patients with COVID-19 at 235 hospitals in 24 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.