J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.
Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery, Reading Hospital and Medical Center Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Lehigh Valley Health Network Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Department of Surgery, Crozer-Chester Medical Center Department of Research & Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the healthcare system in 2020. COVID-19 infection has been associated with poor outcomes after orthopedic surgery and elective, general surgery, but the impact of COVID-19 on outcomes after trauma is unknown.
Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients admitted to Pennsylvania trauma centers from March 21-July 31, 2020. Read More