This study reports the existence of disparities in health and health care between hospitalized COVID-19 SCZ patients and patients without a diagnosis of severe mental illness. These disparities differed according to the age and clinical profile of SCZ patients, suggesting the importance of personalized COVID-19 clinical management and health care strategies before, during, and after hospitalization for reducing health disparities in this vulnerable population.
This work was funded by Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux Marseille (APHM)–Aix-Marseille University (AMU) and the PHRC National, Direction générale de l'offre de soins (DGOS), France.
David Braunstein, Myriam Dubuc, Cyprien Fabre, Marie-Thérèse Jimeno, Vincent Pradel, Anne Remacle, Fanny Romain, Catherine Seyler, Françoise Volot, and all the other members of the Department of Medical Information. We declare no competing interests.
Schizophr Bull. 2021;47(3):624-634. © 2021 Oxford University Press