In Brazil, the risk of death in ICUs is almost twice as high in public than in private healthcare

The risk of dying from Covid in the ICU of a public healthcare facility in Brazil is higher than in a private one.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The mortality of patients with Covid admitted to private ICUs was 30%, while in public ICUs, it was 53%, as shown by data from the Brazilian ICUs platform.

For the platform's coordinator, Ederlon Rezende, Advisory Board member and former president of the Brazilian Intensive Care Medicine Association (Amib), some reasons help understand the difference.

Among them, the proportion of patients who need artificial ventilation.

"In public hospitals, this represents about 65% of the people seen, while it is 40% in private ICUs. This data alone explains why mortality is higher," he said in an interview . . .

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