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Prevalence, management, and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infections in older people and those with dementia in mental health wards in London, UK: a retrospective observational study

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Contact Gill Livingston
Institution web pagehttps://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/people/livingston-g
Host institution University College London
Team members Hossein Rostamipour, Paul Gallagher, Chris Kalafatis, Abhishek Shastri, Lauren Huzzey, Kathy Liu, Andrew Sommerlad, Louise Marston
Project Summary

Retrospective observational study, we collected demographic data, mental health diagnoses, clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, symptoms, management, and COVID-19-related outcome data of inpatients aged 65 years or older or with dementia who were already inpatients or admitted as inpatients to five London mental health Trusts, between March 1 and April 30, 2020, and information about available COVID-19-related resources (i.e., testing and personal protective equipment). Patients were determined to have COVID-19 if they had a positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, or had relevant symptoms indicative of COVID-19, as determined by their treating physician. We calculated period prevalence of COVID-19 and analysed patients’ characteristics, treatments, and outcomes.

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Findings: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30434-X/fulltext -https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30434-X

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Prevalence, management, and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infections in older people and those with dementia in mental health wards in London, UK: a retrospective observational study