Impact of COVID-19 on hospitalization, death rate, and other inpatient measures among Asian patients in hospitals in California

Luong Ly, Thida Win, Jessica Mantilla, Ching-Hsiu Chiu, Allan Leung, Chia-Hsing Yeh, Wen-Hsiang Teng, Su-Yen Wu, Stanley Toy, Wen-Ta Chiu, Jonathan Wu


Objective: This study aims to analyze COVID-19 hospitalization and death rate in the Asian population of a predominantly Asian-serving multi-hospital system (ASMHS).
Methods: The COVID-19 patient information was collected electronically from March 1 to November 12, 2020, including demographics, insurance, mortality, ICU admissions, and length of stay (LOS). Demographic characteristics were compared with the county-level and national data. A comparison of hospital LOS between Asians and non-Asians was conducted.
Results: The prevalence ratio of deaths in Asians at ASMHS was 1.29, which was 53% higher than the county and 77% higher than the nation. The ICU admission for ASMHS Asian patients was 11.8% compared to 5.6% for non-Asian. Overall Asians and Asians aged > 65 had significantly longer LOS than non-Asians (p < .001).
Conclusions: High prevalence ratio of deaths was noted in ASMHS’s Asian patients which may be related to older age, higher ICU rate, and longer LOS.

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