Published time: 24 April 2020
Authors: Laura C. Myers, Stephen M. Parodi, Gabriel J. Escobar, Vincent X. Liu
Keywords: Covid-19, hospitalized, health care system
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in increased hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) use. In the United States, few reports have characterized patients treated outside of the ICU. Northern California was an early epicenter of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) community transmission in the United States. We report hospitalization and ICU admissions from Kaiser Permanente Northern California (KPNC), a regional integrated health care system serving 4.4 million members, constituting 30% of the area’s insured population.
Characteristics of Hospitalized Adults With COVID-19 in an Integrated Health Care System in California