Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

Disparities in Intensive Care Unit Admission and Mortality Among Patients With Schizophrenia and COVID-19: A National Cohort Study

Fond, G., Pauly, V., Leone, M., Llorca, P.M., Orleans, V.

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Outside U.S.

Data Collection and Reporting

This study looks at COVID-19 ICU admission, hospitalization, and mortality rates for patients with schizophrenia in France. From February to June 2020, the study team analyzed patient data and compared those experiencing schizophrenia to those without severe mental illness. Results showed that those with schizophrenia are more likely to be admitted to the ICU and hospital and, ultimately, have an increased mortality rate than their control group. This disparity is more prevalent with age, as people older than 65 have a significantly higher rate of mortality.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

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People With a Mental Illness

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