CMAJ Open 2021 Jan-Mar;9(1):E271-E279. Epub 2021 Mar 22.
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (Mac, Barrett, Khan, Naimark, Sander), University of Toronto; Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative (Mac, Ximenes, Sander), University Health Network; University Health Network (Barrett, Khan); Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Naimark); Dalla Lana School of Public Health (Rosella), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.; Escola de Matemática Aplicada (Ximenes), Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; ICES Central (Rosella, Sander); Public Health Ontario (Rosella), Toronto, Ont.
Background: Understanding resource use for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is critical. We conducted a descriptive analysis using public health data to describe age- and sex-specific acute care use, length of stay (LOS) and mortality associated with COVID-19.
Methods: We conducted a descriptive analysis using Ontario's Case and Contact Management Plus database of individuals who tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Ontario from Mar. Read More