The University of Louisville Journal of Respiratory Infections


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Background: During 2019, México’s total public spending on health was 5.43% of the national gross domestic product, making it one of the countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that invested the least in developing public health systems. This study analyzes hospital mortality among intubated patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 according to type of institution in San Luis Potosí, México, from March 18, 2020, to April 7, 2022.

Methods: This is a secondary data analysis of publicly available information about mortality among intubated patients with a laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 with respect to the type of hospitalization institution.

Results: Multivariate logistic regression models showed that patients admitted to public healthcare institutions had 2.4 times the risk of death compared to those admitted to private healthcare institutions.

Conclusion: In public sector institutions, COVID-19 mortality among intubated patients was moderately higher. Further studies are needed to clarify whether or not factors such as decreased availability of infrastructure (such as ventilators, intensive care unit beds, and oxygen reserves), decreased human resources, and high demand for public health services might account for the observed mortality differences.





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