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After a hard year, good news related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is welcome. In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Asch and colleagues1 provide a reason for optimism that our health care system has improved in our ability to care for persons with COVID-19. The authors performed a national analysis of COVID-19–associated mortality that spanned 955 US hospitals, representing nearly 40 000 patients. Using administrative claims data from a large national health insurer, they found that a hospital’s risk-standardized event rate (a composite of hospital mortality or referral to hospice) because of COVID-19 had significantly decreased. Specifically, the risk-adjusted mortality decreased from 16.56% to 9.29% in the early period of this study (January through April 2020) compared with the later period (May through June 2020).
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Corresponding Author: Leon Boudourakis, MD, MHS, NYC Health + Hospital/Kings County Hospital, 451 Clarkson Ave, #3211, Brooklyn, NY 11207 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published Online: December 22, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.8438
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
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