Life, Death, and a Hospital Strained by COVID: a Podcast with Brian Block, Sunita Puri and Denise Barchas

During the winter peak in coronavirus cases, hospitals in New York City and Los Angeles went way past their capacity, but did this strain on the system lead to worse outcomes? In this podcast, GeriPal talks with Brian Block, lead author of a Journal of Hospital Medicine study that showed that patients with COVID-19 admitted to hospitals with larger COVID-19 patient surges had an increased odds of death. GeriPal talks about the findings in his study, which included some variation in the surge hospitals as well as potential reasons behind these outcomes.

Link: GeriPal (4/2021)