Association of a Prior Psychiatric Diagnosis With Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection

Psychiatric disorders are associated with shortened life expectancy (i.e, shortened by as much as 10 years). There is a concern that psychiatric comorbidity might increase Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)–related mortality, as suggested by prior preliminary studies of cardiac and infectious disease outcomes. A large population study in Demark suggested that an a priori diagnosis of depression was associated with a higher 30-day mortality for those hospitalized for an infection. Here, we evaluate the association between having any prior psychiatric diagnosis and COVID-19 related mortality of hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

Association of a Prior Psychiatric Diagnosis With Mortality Among Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection
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