Health Secur 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.
Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, MHS, and Souvik Chatterjee, MD, are Assistant Professors and Edward S. Chen, MD, is an Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Kathleen R. Page, MD, is an Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases; Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, is a Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine; and Sherita H. Golden, MD, MHS, is a Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; all in the Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Panagis Galiatsatos and Felicia Hill-Briggs are Co-Chairs, Johns Hopkins Health Equity Steering Committee, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity; and Sherita H. Golden is Director, Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity, and Lead, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality; all at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Panagis Galiatsatos is Co-Director, Medicine for the Greater Good; and Joyce Maygers, DNP, RN, is a Senior Clinical Outcomes Coordinator, Department of Care Management; both at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. Sauradeep Sarker, MD, is an Internal Medicine Resident, Department of Medicine, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Vanya Jones, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Health, Behavior, and Society; Felicia Hill-Briggs and Sherita H. Golden are Professors of Medicine, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research; and Sherita H. Golden is a Professor, Department of Epidemiology; all at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD. Tina Tolson, RN, is Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine Language Services, Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, reassessing intensive care unit (ICU) use by population should be a priority for hospitals planning for critical care resource allocation. In our study, we reviewed the impact of COVID-19 on a community hospital serving an urban region, comparing the sociodemographic distribution of ICU admissions before and during the pandemic. We executed a time-sensitive analysis to see if COVID-19 ICU admissions reflect the regional sociodemographic populations and ICU admission trends before the pandemic. Read More