Disparities in Intensive Care Unit Admission and Mortality Among Patients With Schizophrenia and COVID-19

A National Cohort Study

Guillaume Fond; Vanessa Pauly; Marc Leone; Pierre-Michel Llorca; Veronica Orleans; Anderson Loundou; Christophe Lancon; Pascal Auquier; Karine Baumstarck; Laurent Boyer


Schizophr Bull. 2021;47(3):624-634. 

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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.